Die Übersetzung von "open" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


adjective /ˈəupən/

not shut, allowing entry or exit

an open box
The gate is wide open.

allowing the inside to be seen

an open book.

ready for business etc

The shop is open on Sunday afternoons
After the fog had cleared, the airport was soon open again
The gardens are open to the public.

not kept secret

an open show of affection.


He was very open with me about his work.

still being considered etc

en suspens
Lrt’s leave the matter open for the time being.

empty, with no trees, buildings etc

ras, vague
I like to be out in the open country
an open space.
opener noun

something that opens (something)

a tin opener.
opening noun

a hole; a clear or open space

ouverture; brèche, clairière
an opening in the fence/forest.

a beginning

début; préliminaire
the opening of the film
(also adjective) the chairman’s opening remarks.

the act of becoming or making open, the ceremony of making open

ouverture, inauguration
the opening of a flower/shop/door
the opening of the new theatre.

an opportunity for work

There are good openings in the IT industry.
openly adverb


She talked very openly about it.
open-air adjective


en/de plein air
an open-air meeting.
open-minded adjective

willing to consider new ideas

à l’esprit ouvert
an open-minded approach to the problem.
open-plan adjective

(of a building) built with few walls inside

à aire ouverte
an open-plan office.
be an open secret

to be known to many people although supposed to be a secret

être le secret de Polichinelle
It’s an open secret that she’s getting married next week.
bring (something) out into the open

to make (something) public

porter sur la place publique, divulguer
This affair has been kept a secret for too long – it’s time it was brought out into the open.
in the open

outside; in the open air

au grand air
It’s very healthy for children to be able to play in the open.
in the open air

not in a building

en plein air
If it doesn’t rain, we’ll have the party in the open air.
keep/have an open mind

to have a willingness to listen to or accept new ideas, other people’s suggestions etc (eg before making a decision)

réserver son jugement
It doesn’t seem to be a very good plan, but I think we should keep an open mind about it for the time being.
open on to

(of a door etc) to open towards

donner sur
Our front door opens straight on to the street.
the open sea

any area of sea far from land

la haute mer
When they reached the open sea, they were faced with large waves.
open to

likely or willing to receive

accessible/ouvert à
He left himself open to charges of corruption
We are always open to suggestions from any member of staff.


There are only two courses of action open to us.
open up

to open (a shop etc)

I open up the shop at nine o’clock every morning.

to open (a box etc) completely

ouvrir, défaire
He opened up the parcel.

to open the (main) door of a building etc

‘Open up!’ shouted the policeman. ‘We know you are in there!’
with open arms

in a very friendly way

à/les bras ouverts
They received their visitors with open arms.

(Die Übersetzung von "open" von PASSWORT Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)