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Adjective: opened  ow-pund
  1. Made open or clear
    "the newly opened road"
  2. Not sealed or having been unsealed
    "the opened package lay on the table";
    - open
  3. Used of mouth or eyes
    "his mouth slightly opened";
    - open
Verb: open  ow-pun
  1. Cause to allow entrance or exit; allow entry after being shut
    "Mary opened the car door";
    - open up
  2. Start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
    "open a business";
    - open up
  3. Become open
    "The door opened";
    - open up
  4. Begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.
    "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
  5. Spread out or open from a closed or folded state
    "open the map";
    - unfold, spread, spread out
  6. Make available
    "This opens up new possibilities";
    - open up
  7. Become available
    "an opportunity opened up";
    - open up
  8. Have an opening, passage or outlet
    "The bedrooms open into the hall"
  9. (chess) make the opening move
    "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
  10. Provide entry or access to
    "the door opens to the patio";
    - afford, give
  11. Display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer

See also: agape, agaze, gaping, open, pioneer, staring, unsealed, wide, wide-eyed, yawning

Type of: afford, arise, change state, come up, commence, display, embark on, exhibit, expose, give, go, move, start, start up, turn, undo, yield

Antonym: close, close up, fold

Encyclopedia: Opened

Open, closed, open