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1. open

verb. ['ˈoʊpən'] cause to open or to become open.

Synonyms

  • reopen
  • unlock
  • unseal
  • prise
  • open up
  • unbar
  • jimmy
  • unbolt
  • breach
  • lance
  • prize
  • lever
  • break open
  • gap
  • uncork
  • click open

Antonyms

  • lock
  • bar
  • seal
  • close
  • bolt

Etymology

  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Open

  • koeppen

How do you pronounce open?

Pronounce open as ˈoʊpən.

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How do you spell open? Is it oppen ?

A common misspelling of open is oppen

Example sentences of the word open


1. Verb, base form
Man the coop door and open it to allow the rooster back in during feeding time.

2. Adjective
Drizzle a drop or two of each colour of paint into the open top of the ball.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If you open a container of nuts and take a sniff, it should smell pleasantly nutty.

Quotes containing the word open


1. The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett, Diggers

2. The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.
- Paracelsus

3. Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom.
- Rumi

2. open

verb. ['ˈoʊpən'] start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning.

Synonyms

  • establish
  • launch
  • found
  • set up

Antonyms

  • abolish
  • nonabsorbent
  • impervious
  • inhospitable

Etymology

  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. open

adjective. ['ˈoʊpən'] affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed.

Synonyms

  • ajar
  • wide-open

Antonyms

  • inferior
  • clothed
  • cooked

Etymology

  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. open

adjective. ['ˈoʊpən'] affording free passage or access.

Synonyms

  • unsealed
  • unfastened
  • yawning
  • unstoppered

Antonyms

  • sealed
  • painless
  • processed
  • experienced

Etymology

  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. open

adjective. ['ˈoʊpən'] with no protection or shield.

Synonyms

  • unprotected

Antonyms

  • assisted
  • covered

Etymology

  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. open

verb. ['ˈoʊpən'] become open.

Synonyms

  • change state
  • open up
  • fly open
  • turn

Antonyms

  • fasten
  • little
  • meager
  • accurate

Etymology

  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. open

verb. ['ˈoʊpən'] begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc..

Synonyms

  • start up
  • call to order
  • inaugurate
  • start
  • embark on

Antonyms

  • disadvantage
  • refrain
  • leave office
  • efferent

Etymology

  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. open

adjective. ['ˈoʊpən'] open to or in view of all.

Antonyms

  • polished

Etymology

  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. open

verb. ['ˈoʊpən'] make available.

Synonyms

  • afford
  • open up
  • give

Antonyms

  • unextended
  • unprepared
  • converge
  • hate

Etymology

  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. open

verb. ['ˈoʊpən'] spread out or open from a closed or folded state.

Synonyms

  • butterfly
  • spread out
  • undo
  • uncross
  • splay
  • exfoliate
  • unfold
  • spread
  • divaricate

Antonyms

  • cross
  • end
  • stop
  • deactivation

Etymology

  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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