open

1. adjective /ˈəʊ.pən,ˈoʊ.pən/
a) Which is not closed; accessible; unimpeded; as, an open gate.

Turn left after the second open door.

b) Actively conducting or prepared to conduct business.

The open road, the dusty highway...

2. verb /ˈəʊ.pən,ˈoʊ.pən/
a) To make something accessible or removing an obstacle to something being accessible.

Turn the doorknob to open the door.

b) To bring up (a topic).

I dont want to open that subject.

3. noun /ˈəʊ.pən,ˈoʊ.pən/
a) A sports event in which anybody can contest; as, the Australian Open.

The electrician found the open in the circuit after a few minutes of testing.

b) a wire that is broken midway.

I cant believe you left the lawnmower out in the open when you knew it was going to rain this afternoon!


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