The Full Wiki

open: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

Open may refer to:

In philosophy

  • Openness, term being used to define the basis of how various groups and organizations operate.

In mathematics

  • Open problem, a well-defined problem with no known solution in science and mathematics
  • Open set, set in topology and related fields of mathematics
  • Opening (morphology), an operator in mathematical morphology

In music:

In other fields:

  • open (application), Nextstep & Mac OS X command line application that opens its argument(s) in the GUI as if the user had double clicked
  • Open circuit, in electronics, the absence of a load through which electric current would flow.
  • Open-source software, computer software modifiable by all, where users are treated as co-developers.
  • Open (magazine), a lifestyle Mexican publication.
  • Open (sport), type of competition in tennis, golf and other sports where entry is open to all qualifiers regardless of age or ability
  • Open vowel, vowel sound of a type used in most spoken languages
  • Open...., the original interactive television service on BSkyBs Sky Digital platform
  • Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America, inclusive, not-for-profit organization.
  • Open Season, a movie made in Sony Animation.
  • Open surgery as opposed to minimally invasive surgery

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Wikipedia-logo.png
Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Most common English words: leave « rest « 2 « #325: open » therefore » feet » lay

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old English open, from Proto-Germanic *upana (compare Old High German offan (open)), from Proto-Indo-European *upo "up from under, over"

Adjective

open (comparative more open, superlative most open)

Positive
open

Comparative
more open

Superlative
most open

  1. (not comparable) Which is not closed; accessible; as, an open gate.
    Turn left after the second open door.
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, Chapter 2
      The open road, the dusty highway...
    It was as if his body had gone to sleep standing up and with his eyes open.
  2. (not comparable) Actively conducting or prepared to conduct business.
    Banks are not open on bank holidays.
  3. (comparable) Receptive.
    I am open to new ideas.
  4. (not comparable) Public; as, an open letter, an open declaration.
    He published an open letter to the governor on a full page of the New York Times.
  5. (not comparable) Candid, ingenuous, not subtle in character:
    The man is an open book.
  6. (mathematics, logic, of a formula) Having a free variable.
  7. (computing, not comparable, of a file, document, etc.) In current use; mapped to part of memory.
    I couldn't save my changes because another user had the same file open.
Synonyms
Antonyms
Derived terms
Translations
The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

Verb

Infinitive
to open

Third person singular
opens

Simple past
opened

Past participle
opened

Present participle
opening

to open (third-person singular simple present opens, present participle opening, simple past and past participle opened)

  1. (transitive) To make something accessible or removing an obstacle to something being accessible.
    Turn the doorknob to open the door.
  2. (transitive) To bring up (a topic).
    I don't want to open that subject.
  3. (transitive) To make accessible to customers or clients.
    I will open the shop an hour early tomorrow.
  4. (transitive) To start (a campaign).
    Vermont will open elk hunting season next week.
  5. (intransitive) To become open.
    The door opened all by itself.
  6. (intransitive) To begin conducting business.
    The shop opens at 9:00.
  7. (intransitive, cricket) To begin a side's innings as one of the first two batsmen.
  8. (intransitive, poker) To bet before any other player has in a particular betting round in a game of poker.
    After the first two players fold, Julie opens for $5.
  9. (transitive or intransitive, poker) To reveal one's hand.
    Jeff opens his hand revealing a straight flush.
  10. (computing, transitive, intransitive, of a file, document, etc.) To load into memory for viewing or editing.
Antonyms
Derived terms
Translations
The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

Noun

Singular
open

Plural
opens

open (plural opens)

  1. A sports event in which anybody can contest; as, the Australian Open.
  2. (electronics) a wire that is broken midway.
    The electrician found the open in the circuit after a few minutes of testing.
Translations
Derived terms

Anagrams


Dutch

Pronunciation

Adjective

open

  1. open

Derived terms

Antonyms

Verb form

open

  1. first person singular present tense of openen
  2. imperative form of openen

Finnish

Noun

open

  1. Genitive singular form of ope.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse opinn.

Adjective

open (masculine open; feminine open [opi]; neuter ope/opi [opent]; plural opne; comparative opnare; superlative opnast)

  1. open
    Kvifor er døra open?
    Why is the door open?

References

  • open” in The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.

Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *upanaz. Originally a past participle of Proto-Germanic *ūpan (to lift up, open). Akin to Old English ūp "up"

Adjective

open

  1. open







Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message