Synonyms of open


1. open, clear, area, country

usage: a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"

2. outdoors, out-of-doors, open air, open, outside, exterior

usage: where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open"

3. open, tournament, tourney

usage: a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play

4. open, surface, public knowledge, general knowledge

usage: information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"


1. open, open up

usage: cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"

2. open, open up

usage: start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"

3. open, open up, change state, turn

usage: become open; "The door opened"

4. open, start, start up, embark on, commence

usage: begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"

5. unfold, spread, spread out, open, undo

usage: spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"

6. open, open up, yield, give, afford

usage: make available; "This opens up new possibilities"

7. open, open up, arise, come up

usage: become available; "an opportunity opened up"

8. open

usage: have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall"

9. open, move, go

usage: make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"

10. afford, open, give

usage: afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"

11. open, expose, exhibit, display

usage: display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer


1. open (vs. shut), unfastened, ajar(predicate), wide-open, open

usage: affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; "an open door"; "they left the door open"

2. open (vs. closed), opened, unstoppered, yawning, open#1, unfastened, unsealed

usage: affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"

3. exposed, open, unprotected (vs. protected)

usage: with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound"

4. open, public (vs. private)

usage: open to or in view of all; "an open protest"; "an open letter to the editor"

5. open (vs. closed), opened, agape(predicate), gaping, agaze, staring, wide-eyed, wide, yawning

usage: used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened"

6. open, available (vs. unavailable)

usage: not having been filled; "the job is still open"

7. open, unrestricted (vs. restricted)

usage: accessible to all; "open season"; "an open economy"

8. assailable, undefendable, undefended, open, vulnerable (vs. invulnerable)

usage: not defended or capable of being defended; "an open city"; "open to attack"

9. loose, open, coarse (vs. fine), harsh

usage: (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"

10. open, unenclosed (vs. enclosed)

usage: having no protecting cover or enclosure; "an open boat"; "an open fire"; "open sports cars"

11. open (vs. closed)

usage: (set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints

12. open, undecided, undetermined, unresolved, unsettled (vs. settled)

usage: not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought; "an open question"; "our position on this bill is still undecided"; "our lawsuit is still undetermined"

13. open, opened, unsealed (vs. sealed)

usage: not sealed or having been unsealed; "the letter was already open"; "the opened package lay on the table"

14. open, unconstricted (vs. constricted)

usage: without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition; "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"; "her natural and open response"

15. receptive (vs. unreceptive), open, acceptive, acceptant, admissive, assimilative, hospitable

usage: ready or willing to receive favorably; "receptive to the proposals"

16. overt (vs. covert), open, bald, barefaced, naked, raw, undisguised, visible, explicit#1, expressed, unconcealed, public

usage: open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open ballots"

17. open(prenominal), nonunion (vs. union)

usage: not requiring union membership; "an open shop employs nonunion workers"

18. capable, open, subject, susceptible (vs. unsusceptible)

usage: possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue open to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"

19. clear, open, unobstructed (vs. obstructed)

usage: affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"; "open waters"; "the open countryside"

20. candid, open, heart-to-heart, ingenuous (vs. disingenuous), artless

usage: openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk"

21. open, active (vs. inactive)

usage: ready for business; "the stores are open"

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