reopen Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "reopen" - English Dictionary

See all translations

reopenverb [I or T]

uk   /ˌriːˈəʊ.pən/  us   /-ˈoʊ-/
If a place or business, etc. reopens or is reopened, it begins to operate, or it becomes open for people to use, after being closed for a period of time: The museum has reopened after nearly two years of reconstruction. He hung a sign on the door of the shop which said it would reopen at 11.00. If a formal process or activity reopens or is reopened, it begins again or starts to be dealt with again after a period of time: to reopen an enquiry/investigation to reopen a debate/discussion to reopen a legal case/file
(Definition of reopen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of reopen?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “reopen” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
sprint

a short and very fast race, such as the 100 metres, or the last part of a longer race that is run as fast as possible

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More