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Overview of verb open

The verb open has 11 senses? (first 9 from tagged texts)
1. (66) open, open up

(cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door")

2. (45) open, open up

(start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business")

3. (17) open, open up

(become open; "The door opened")

4. (14) open

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

5. (4) unfold, spread, spread out, open

(spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms")

6. (4) open, open up

(make available; "This opens up new possibilities")

7. (2) open, open up

(become available; "an opportunity opened up")

8. (1) open

(have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall")

9. (1) open

(make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening")

10. afford, open, give

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

11. open

(display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer)


Overview of adj opened

The adj opened has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) open, opened

(used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened")

2. (1) opened

(made open or clear; "the newly opened road")

3. open, opened

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

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