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English definition of “open”

open

adjective [after verb] (READY)    /ˈəʊ.pən/ US  /ˈoʊ-/
A1 ready to be used or ready to provide a service : The supermarket is open till 8.00 p.m. The road is open now, but it is often blocked by snow in the winter . The new hospital was declared open by the mayor .Open and closed
(Definition of open adjective (READY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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