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It's not like that anymore really, but back in the day, nobody would let the Misfits open up for them, not the Ramones, not the Cramps, nobody.
Glenn Danzig

Meaning of "open" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OPEN

Old English; related to Old French open, epen, Old Saxon opan, Old High German offan.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OPEN

open  [ˈəʊpən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OPEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Open is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb open in English.

WHAT DOES OPEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Open

Open or OPEN may refer to: ▪ Open, a 2011 film ▪ Open, type of competition in tennis, golf and other sports where entry is open to qualifiers regardless of amateur or professional status ▪ Open...., the original interactive television service on BSkyBs Sky Digital platform ▪ Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act, a bill in the United States Congress to combat online piracy ▪ Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America, inclusive, not-for-profit organization...

Definition of open in the English dictionary

The first definition of open in the dictionary is not closed or barred. Other definition of open is affording free passage, access, view, etc; not blocked or obstructed. Open is also not sealed, fastened, or wrapped.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO OPEN

PRESENT

Present
I open
you open
he/she/it opens
we open
you open
they open
Present continuous
I am opening
you are opening
he/she/it is opening
we are opening
you are opening
they are opening
Present perfect
I have opened
you have opened
he/she/it has opened
we have opened
you have opened
they have opened
Present perfect continuous
I have been opening
you have been opening
he/she/it has been opening
we have been opening
you have been opening
they have been opening
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I opened
you opened
he/she/it opened
we opened
you opened
they opened
Past continuous
I was opening
you were opening
he/she/it was opening
we were opening
you were opening
they were opening
Past perfect
I had opened
you had opened
he/she/it had opened
we had opened
you had opened
they had opened
Past perfect continuous
I had been opening
you had been opening
he/she/it had been opening
we had been opening
you had been opening
they had been opening
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will open
you will open
he/she/it will open
we will open
you will open
they will open
Future continuous
I will be opening
you will be opening
he/she/it will be opening
we will be opening
you will be opening
they will be opening
Future perfect
I will have opened
you will have opened
he/she/it will have opened
we will have opened
you will have opened
they will have opened
Future perfect continuous
I will have been opening
you will have been opening
he/she/it will have been opening
we will have been opening
you will have been opening
they will have been opening
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would open
you would open
he/she/it would open
we would open
you would open
they would open
Conditional continuous
I would be opening
you would be opening
he/she/it would be opening
we would be opening
you would be opening
they would be opening
Conditional perfect
I would have open
you would have open
he/she/it would have open
we would have open
you would have open
they would have open
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been opening
you would have been opening
he/she/it would have been opening
we would have been opening
you would have been opening
they would have been opening
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you open
we let´s open
you open
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to open
Past participle
opened
Present Participle
opening
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OPEN


aspen
ˈæspən
cheapen
ˈtʃiːpən
copen
ˈkəʊpən
dampen
ˈdæmpən
deepen
ˈdiːpən
gowpen
ˈɡaʊpən
happen
ˈhæpən
hempen
ˈhɛmpən
lippen
ˈlɪpən
reopen
riːˈəʊpən
Ripon
ˈrɪpən
saucepan
ˈsɔːspən
semiopen
ˌsemɪˈəʊpən
sharpen
ˈʃɑːpən
tampan
ˈtæmpən
tapen
ˈteɪpən
tarpon
ˈtɑːpən
unopen
ʌnˈəʊpən
weapon
ˈwɛpən
yaupon
ˈjɔːpən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OPEN

opeidoscope
open air
open book
Open Brethren
open chain
open cheque
open circuit
Open College
open court
open cut
open day
open diapason
open door
open fire
open game
open goal
open government
open ground
open house
open learning

WORDS THAT END LIKE OPEN

Antwerpen
arpen
ball pen
ballpoint pen
bring into the open
bullpen
come into the open
Crippen
drawing pen
fountain pen
keep an eye open
light pen
misshapen
pen
playpen
quill pen
the open
the pen
wide open
wide-open

Synonyms and antonyms of open in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OPEN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «open» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of open
above board · accessible · across-the-board · agape · ajar · all-inclusive · amenable · apparent · arguable · artless · at the mercy of · attainable · available · avowed · bare · barefaced · begin · beneficent · benevolent · blanket · blatant · bounteous · bountiful · break · break up · broach · broad · burst · candid · catholic · charitable · clear · commence · conspicuous · crack · debatable · direct · disclose · disposed · distinct · divulge · doubtful · downright · empty · evident · exhibit · expand · expanded · exposed · extended · extensive · filigree · flagrant · frank · free · fretted · gape · gaping · gappy · general · generous · give way · guileless · handy · holey · honest · inaugurate · ingenuous · initiate · innocent · instigate · kick off · kick-start · kind · lacy · launch · lay bare · liable · liberal · loose · loosen · manifest · moot · munificent · natural · navigable · noticeable · obtainable · obvious · on hand · one-size-fits-all · open-handed · openwork · overarching · overt · palpable · passable · patent · perceptible · plain · plain-spoken · porous · prodigal · pronounced · public · receptive · recognizable · responsive · reveal · rolling · rupture · separate · sincere · spacious · split · spongy · spread out · start · straightforward · subject · susceptible · sweeping · sympathetic · to hand · transparent · trigger · truthful · unanswered · unbar · unbarred · unblock · unbolt · unbolted · unbutton · unbuttoned · unclasp · unclose · uncluttered · unconcealed · unconditional · uncork · uncover · uncrowded · undecided · undefended · undeveloped · undisguised · undo · undone · unenclosed · unengaged · unfasten · unfenced · unfilled · unfold · unfortified · unfurl · ungrudging · unhampered · unhindered · unimpeded · universal · unlace · unlock · unlocked · unmistakable · unobstructed · unoccupied · unprotected · unqualified · unravel · unreserved · unresolved · unrestricted · unroll · unseal · unsealed · unsettled · unsheltered · unsolved · unstinting · unstrap · unsubtle · untie · unwrap · unzip · unzipped · up for grabs · up in the air · upfront · vacant · visible · vulnerable · welcoming · wide · wide open · wide-open · yawning

Translation of «open» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OPEN

Find out the translation of open to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of open from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «open» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

开着的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

abierto
570 millions of speakers

English

open
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खुला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَفْتُوحٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

открытый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

aberto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

opeidoscope
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ouvert
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Opeidoskop
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

offen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

開いた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

열린
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Opeidoscope
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mở
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

opeidoscope
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑपिडोस्कोप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

opeidoscope
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

aperto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

otwarty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відкритий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

deschis
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανοικτός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

öppen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

åpen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of open

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OPEN»

The term «open» is very widely used and occupies the 617 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OPEN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «open» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «open» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about open

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10 QUOTES WITH «OPEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word open.
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Donna Air
Life experiences can, at times, be quite humbling, but you learn from them. But I like the changes in my life and what kind of person they've made me into. I'm very open, not as judgmental as I was in my twenties, and a lot more compassionate.
2
Kevin Barry
Get up, groan, write a bit, moan, eat breakfast, write some more, cycle my bike through the Sligo hills, make up country songs as I pedal along, sing them, have lunch, have a nap, groan, moan, write a small bit more, cook dinner, feed wifey, open a bottle, or several, slump, sleep.
3
Dorothea Brande
Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.
4
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
5
Octavia Butler
The thing about science fiction is that it's totally wide open. But it's wide open in a conditional way.
6
Bootsy Collins
But by us doing a lot on the road, we were able to afford things like videos on the tours, cartoons that we'd open up the shows with. We were doing that way back when and now it's the hippest thing to do. We're just coming back around, I guess trying to play catch-up.
7
Jean-Claude Van Damme
I don't have a bad relationship. I'm 48 years old. I think life is too short for that. To me, life is... you open the shutters, you see the dogs outside, you look left, you look right, in, what, a second and a half? And that's a life.
8
Glenn Danzig
It's not like that anymore really, but back in the day, nobody would let the Misfits open up for them, not the Ramones, not the Cramps, nobody.
9
Clyde Edgerton
It's nice to have more than one little one because then you'll have - while one is pushing you in a wheelchair, the other one can open the doors for you.
10
Paul Feig
Where there seems to be a difference between guys being nuts and women being nuts is that guys are much more open in calling each other on stuff; lots of insults and dirty names. Whereas women will talk frankly and honesty, but there also seems to be more passive aggressiveness.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OPEN»

Discover the use of open in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to open and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Open
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life. Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib.
Andre Agassi, 2009
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Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and ...
Key features Over the past several years, Hank Chesbrough has done excellent research and writing on the commercialisation of technology and the changing role and context for R&D. This book represents a powerful synthesis of that work in ...
Henry William Chesbrough, 2006
3
Open-Book Management: Coming Business Revolution, The
" -- George Gendron, editor in chief, Inc. "Companies that practice open-book management seem to have captured some sort of lightning in a bottle." -- Chris Lee, Training "This book should be required reading in corporate America.
John Case, 1996
4
Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way ...
Shows how to use social media to become an open organization Offers basic advice for leaders who are adapting to the new era of openness in the marketplace The author Charlene Li is one of the foremost experts on social media and ...
Charlene Li, 2010
5
How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: C++ Version
HOW TO THINK LIKE A COMPUTER SCIENTIST. * Published under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. Money raised from the sale of this book supports the development of free software and documentation.
Allen B. Downey, 2009
6
Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow ...
Here is their one-stop guidebook with important lessons clearly and compellingly presented." —JAMES C. SPOHRER, director, IBM University Programs World-Wide "Open Innovation pioneer Henry Chesbrough breaks new ground with Open Services ...
Henry Chesbrough, 2010
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Open Business Models: How To Thrive In The New Innovation ...
In Open Business Models, Chesbrough takes readers to the next step—explaining how to make money in an open innovation landscape.
Henry Chesbrough, 2013
8
The Success of Open Source
Explaining Open Source: Macro-Organization 7. Business Models and the Law 8. The Code That Changed the World? Notes Index Reviews of this book: In the world of open-source software, true believers can be a fervent bunch.
Steve WEBER, Steve Weber, 2009
9
The Open Door
The novel traces the pressures on young women and young men of that time and class as they seek to free themselves of family control and social expectations.
Latifa Al-Zayyat, 2002
10
Open Access
Distilling a decade of Suber's influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers, librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers.
Peter Suber, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OPEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term open is used in the context of the following news items.
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US Open of Surfing Begins Saturday
Up to nine sharks were spotted off the SoCal coast a few miles from where the US Open of Surfing is set to kick off this weekend. Hetty Chang ... «NBC Southern California, Jul 15»
2
Bogey-free round gives Chad Campbell 2-shot lead at Canadian Open
OAKVILLE, Ontario -- Chad Campbell was perfectly content to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend at the Canadian Open after falling a ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
3
Without Woods and McIlroy, Nike still won the British Open branding …
Zach Johnson of the United States kisses the Claret Jug after winning the 144th Open Championship on July 20, 2015 in St Andrews, Scotland. «Fortune, Jul 15»
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Founder of GNU bestows blessing upon open hardware-focused …
Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project known by many in the open source worlds as rms, is not ... «Ars Technica, Jul 15»
5
Community wants Roseland Hospital to stay open
Community leaders organized a rally to support keeping Roseland Community Hospital open and demand a resolution to the ongoing state ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
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Robert Allenby withdraws from Canadian Open after split with caddie
OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Robert Allenby has withdrawn from the Canadian Open after splitting with his caddie in the middle of the first round, ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
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Ko, Pettersen handle tough course, tied for lead at Dundonald Links
The second-ranked Ko had a bogey-free round at Dundonald Links in the final Ladies European Tour event before the Women's Open ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
8
Port of Seattle's open seat draws 9 primary candidates
Two seats on the Port of Seattle Commission are up for election this year. One seat is open, and it's drawn nine candidates for the August ... «The Seattle Times, Jul 15»
9
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt to open Saturday in Pittsfield Township
After months of preparation and training, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt will open on Saturday as the newest eatery in the Pittsfield Place ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
10
Rockets in no rush to use open scholarship
The University of Toledo is in no rush to use its newly freed men's basketball scholarship. The Rockets kicked sophomore forward Kurt Hall off ... «Toledo Blade, Jul 15»

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