Bedeutung von “open” — Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈəʊpən/

A2 not closed or fastened:

an open door/window
Someone had left the gate wide open.
Is there a bottle of wine already open?
I threw all the doors open (= opened them quickly).
A magazine was lying open on her lap.
The kids were so tired they could hardly keep their eyes open.

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A1 A shop or business is open during the time it is available for business or serving customers:

Most shops are open on Sundays now.

If a computer document or program is open, it is ready to be read or used.

WITHOUT BUILDINGS [ always before noun ]

B1 An open area of land has no buildings on it or near it:

open fields
NOT COVERED [ always before noun ]

without a roof or cover:

an open courtyard

If a place or event is open, everyone can go to it or become involved in it:

an open debate
Are the gardens open to the public?

An open person is honest and does not hide their feelings:

He's very open and friendly.
NOT HIDDEN [ always before noun ]

Open feelings, usually negative ones, are not hidden:


If a decision or question is open, it has not yet been decided:

We don't have to make a firm arrangement now. Let's leave it open.
have/keep an open mind

B2 to wait until you know all the facts before you form an opinion about something or judge someone:

The cause of the fire is still unclear and we are keeping an open mind.
open to discussion/suggestions, etc

willing to consider a discussion/suggestions, etc:

This is only a proposal. I'm open to suggestions.
open to abuse/criticism, etc

likely to be abused/criticized, etc:

The system is wide open to abuse.
→ See also with your eyes open

(Definition von “open adjective” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)