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English definition of “open”

open

adjective [after verb] (AVAILABLE)    /ˈəʊ.pən/ US  /ˈoʊ-/
C1 available; not limited: There are still several possibilities open to you. The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16. Is the library open to the general public? Their whole attitude to these negotiations is open to criticism (= can be criticized). I'd like to think I'm open to (= willing to consider) any reasonable suggestion. An accident would lay the whole issue of safety open (= cause it to be considered).Available and accessiblePresent
(Definition of open adjective (AVAILABLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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