from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A social event in which hospitality is extended to all.
- n. An occasion when a school or institution is open for visiting and observation by the public.
- n. A period of time during which a house or apartment for sale or rent is held open for public viewing.
- n. A house or apartment open for such viewing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A house habitually kept open to callers.
- n. An event, often in one's home, at which there are few restrictions regarding who and how many may attend.
- n. An event during which a facility or institution is open to the public for inspection or tour.
- n. A period of time, usually several hours in a day, during which a house which is for sale is open for inspection or tour by interested parties.
- n. A casual school event where the school invites parents or guardians to come and tour their child's school, classrooms, and allow them to meet their child's teachers.
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- n. an informal party of people with hospitality for all comers
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