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open US English

Allowing access, passage, or a view through an empty space; not closed or blocked up

keep an eye out US English

Look out for something with particular attention

Open in open US English

With no restrictions on those allowed to attend or participate

open US Thesaurus

the door's open

open up US English

Begin shooting

open go US English

A fair chance

half-open US English

Partly open

open fire US English

Begin to shoot a weapon

open air US English

A free or unenclosed space outdoors

open-arse US English

The fruit of the medlar tree, Mespilus germanica; a medlar.

open back US English

= loose back.

open bar US English

A bar at a special function at which the drinks have been paid for by the host or are prepaid through an admission fee

open bite US English

Lack of occlusion of the front teeth when the jaw is closed normally

open book US English

A person or thing that is easily understood or interpreted

open cell US English

Involving or consisting of open cells; specifically designating a foam in which the cells interconnect, rendering the foam highly compressible and absorbent.

open city US English

A city declared to be unfortified and undefended and so, by international law, exempt from enemy attack

open cut US English

An excavation which is open to the surface; = opencast.

open date US English

A future date for which no event has yet been arranged

open day US English

A day when members of the public may visit a place or institution to which they do not usually have access

open door US English

Free or unrestricted means of admission or access

open-eyed US English

With the eyes open or wide open

open goal US English

An undefended goal; a goal scored into this.

open ice US English

Ice-covered water through which navigation is possible

open jaw US English

Denoting or relating to a trip in which an airline passenger flies in to one destination and returns from another

open jet US English

A stream of air in a wind tunnel which is not bounded by rigid walls in the working section.

open line US English

A means of easy access or communication

open loop US English

A control loop without feedback, each operation or activity being affected only by those earlier in the sequence; frequently attributive.

open mike US English

A session in a club during which anyone is welcome to sing or perform stand-up comedy

open mind US English

A mind that is accessible or receptive, especially to new arguments or ideas; a candid or honest mind. Also (especially in later use): an unprejudiced mind. Frequently in to keep an open mind and variants: to be ready to consider a matter without prejudice.

open-neck US English

A collar of a shirt, sweater, etc., that leaves the neck uncovered.

open-pit US English

Denoting a method of mining in which coal or ore is extracted at or from a level near the earth’s surface, rather than from underground workings

open-plan US English

(Of a building or floor plan) having large open areas with few or no internal dividing walls

open-reel US English

(Of an audiotape recorder) having reels of tape requiring individual threading, as distinct from a cassette

open road US English

A road or highway allowing easy travel, especially one outside an urban area

open roof US English

A pitched roof with exposed rafters and no ceiling.

open sea US English

An expanse of sea away from land

open shed US English

A farm or station where shearers are not contracted before the start of shearing but taken on as needed.

open shop US English

A system whereby employees in a place of work are not required to join a labor union

open side US English

The side of the scrum on which the main line of the opponents' backs is ranged

open-sky US English

= open skies.

Open Tech US English

A technical college modelled on the Open University, providing distance-learning courses or training in technical subjects.

open time US English

The time during which something specified is open, unclosed, unsealed, accessible, etc.

open-toe US English

= open-toed.

open-toed US English

(Of a shoe) having an upper that does not cover the toes

open-top US English

(Of a vehicle) not having a roof or having a folding or detachable roof

open town US English

= open city.

open ward US English

A large open-plan ward for the accommodation of many patients.

open wood US English

North American a wood in which there is no undergrowth.

open year US English

A year in which the business of a syndicate of underwriters at Lloyd's cannot be closed at the normal time because of liabilities still outstanding.

wide open US English

Fully open

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