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Entry Word: open
Function: adjective
Text: 1 allowing passage without obstruction <thank you for clearing out the hallway so that it's open again>
Synonyms clear, cleared, free, unclogged, unclosed, unobstructed, unstopped
Related Words emptied, unoccupied, vacant; exposed, revealed; gaping, wide, yawning; unbarred, unbolted, unclasped, unfastened, unlatched, unlocked, unsealed; unbuttoned, unclenched, unfolded, unfurled, unzipped
Near Antonyms constricted, cramped, encumbered, hampered, hindered, impeded, interfered (with), trammeled; barricaded, blockaded, dammed
Antonyms blocked, clogged, closed, jammed, obstructed, plugged, shut, stopped, stuffed, uncleared
2 freely available for use or participation by all <the beach's open sand castle-building contest that every year attracts competitors of all ages and abilities>
Synonyms free-for-all, public, unrestricted
Related Words collective, common, communal, shared; accessible, available, free; unregulated
Near Antonyms limited; inaccessible, unavailable
Antonyms closed, exclusive, off-limits, private, restricted
3 being in a situation where one is likely to meet with harm <the country's open to invasion if its borders remain unguarded> -- see LIABLE 1
4 free in expressing one's true feelings and opinions <a talkative and open child who tells people more than they want to know> -- see FRANK
5 lacking a usual or natural covering <open wounds in his legs> -- see NAKED 2
6 not known by only a select few <the two boxers have an open dislike for each other> -- see PUBLIC 1
7 not yet settled or decided <that issue will have to remain open until the supervisor can decide> -- see PENDING 1
8 willing to consider new or different ideas <she is always open and ready to listen to anyone's suggestions> -- see OPEN-MINDED 1