Traducción de "open" - Diccionario Inglés-Español


adjective uk /ˈəʊ·pən/ us /ˈoʊ·pən/

A2 not closed or fastened

an open door
Is there an open bottle of water?

A1 A shop or business is open during the time it can do business.

Most shops are open on Sundays.

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

verb uk /ˈəʊ·pən/ us /ˈoʊ·pən/

A1 If you open something, you make it change to a position that is not closed.

Could you open the window?
Open your eyes.

A1 If something opens, it changes to a position that is not closed.

The gate won’t open, so we can’t get in.

A2 to remove part of a container or parcel so that you can see or use what it contains

Come on, open your present!
I can’t open this bottle.

A2 If a shop or office opens at a particular time of day, it starts to do business at that time.

What time does the bank open?

B1 to make a computer document or program ready to be read or used

First, open the file called Statistics.

If a business or activity opens, or if you open it, it starts officially for the first time.

That restaurant’s new – it only opened last month.
The new hospital will be opened by the mayor.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Traducción de "open" del Diccionario de Cambridge Inglés-Español © Cambridge University Press)


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.


abierto, franco
He was very open with me about his work.

still being considered etc

Let’s leave the matter open for the time being.

empty, with no trees, buildings etc

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

abertura, brecha
an opening in the fence/forest.

a beginning

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

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

apertura, inauguración
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.
openness noun

the quality of being honest and not hiding anything

His openness about his problems is admirable.

the willingness to accept new ideas or changes

amplitud receptiva
She demonstrated an openness to change.

the fact that an area is not enclosed or surrounded

amplitud, espacio
the openness of the desert landscape.
open-air adjective


al aire libre
an open-air meeting.
open day noun

(British ) a day when a school or other organization allows people to visit it and see the work that goes on there; open house (American)

día abierto a todos
open-minded adjective

willing to consider new ideas

liberal, imparcial
an open-minded approach to the problem.
open-plan adjective

(of a building) built with few walls inside

despejado, con espacio abierto
an open-plan office.
be an open secret

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

ser un secreto a voces
It’s an open secret that she’s getting married next week.
bring (something) out into the open

to make (something) public

divulgar, sacar a la luz pública
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

al descubierto, al aire libre
It’s very healthy for children to be able to play in the open.
in the open air

not in a building

al aire libre
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)

mantener las opciones abiertas
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 phrasal verb

(of a door etc) to open towards

dar a
Our front door opens straight on to the street.
the open sea noun

any area of sea far from land

mar abierto
When they reached the open sea, they were faced with large waves.
open to

likely or willing to receive

dispuesto a, abierto a, expuesto a
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 phrasal verb

to open (a shop etc)

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

to open (a box etc) completely

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

con los brazos abiertos
They received their visitors with open arms.

(Traducción de "open" del PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)