Definition of open door in English:

open door

Line breaks: open door


[in singular]
  • 1An unrestricted means of admission or access: being homeless is not an open door to decent housing
    More example sentences
    • Epp believes in an open door mayoral office, wherein people can call him and he will always answer them.
    • I continue to maintain an open door policy to survivors of child sexual abuse.
    • Francis has promised an open door policy with the media through regular press meetings.
  • 1.1 [usually as modifier] The policy or practice by which a country allows the free admission of immigrants or foreign imports: an open-door immigration policy
    More example sentences
    • Some major employers are advocating a more open-door immigration and refugee policy in order to obtain new sources of labour, particularly in technology industries.
    • New Zealand First members copped all the abuse when we highlighted the dangers of this Government's soft touch on open-door immigration policies.
    • However, he is not in favour of an open-door policy towards immigrant workers.

More definitions of open door

Definition of open door in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
a slit made by cutting with a saw