Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Accessible; hospitable.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Here is my account of a recent passage through the open-doored crossroads of Africa.

    Richard Bangs: Why Would Anyone Bomb Jemaa El F'na Square in Marrakesh?

  • Soon the news carriers would arrive in their open-doored trucks, dumping off bundles of newspapers.

    DEVILS IN EXILE

  • I would like to see them be equally open-doored when we get down to some investigations of the Obama administration in the future.

    CNN Transcript Apr 23, 2009

  • The publishers, for their part, must have known that the PETA crowd would be put off by the open-doored fantasy barn on the cover and the absence of grisly photographs inside.

    Nasty, Brutish, and Short

  • The glittering mouth yawned beneath the boat like an open-doored marble tomb; and giving one sidelong sweep with his steering oar, Ahab whirled the craft aside from this tremendous apparition.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • In the summer, it stood open-doored and open-windowed, with all the litter of bachelor belongings scattered about or hanging from pegs on the wall outside.

    The Happy Family

  • He counted on his mental digits the remaining items of the defunct circus -- the tent, the clown's pony and cart, and the lion's den standing open-doored like a wheelless furniture-van across the street.

    Dixie Hart

  • But the looks of the passers-by corroborated him, and as for the little houses, open-doored beside the way, with the pleasant faces at window and portal, they were miracles of picturesqueness and cleanliness.

    Their Wedding Journey

  • The glittering mouth yawned beneath the boat like an open-doored marble tomb; and giving one sidelong sweep with his steering oar,

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

  • The glittering mouth yawned beneath the boat like an open-doored marble tomb; and giving one side-long sweep with his steering oar, Ahab whirled the craft aside from this tremendous apparition.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

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