from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Unhindered opportunity; free access.
- n. Admission to all on equal terms.
- n. A policy whereby a nation trades with all other nations on equal terms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Open or free admission to all; hospitable welcome; free opportunity.
- In modern diplomacy, opportunity for political and commercial intercourse open to all upon equal terms, esp. with reference to a nation whose policy is wholly or partially fixed by nations foreign to itself, or to territory newly acquired by a conquering nation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the policy of granting equal trade opportunities to all countries
- n. freedom of access
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Diantha glanced through the open door and saw the dining-room table with its chenille after-supper cloth on.
You gaze out of the open door at a wake of bubbling cow-parsley and the green depths of a hedge in May.
Standing at the open door were Headmaster Cromwell, his goon Mr. White, and our housemother Mrs. Lattimer, clutching at the high neck of her blouse.
He could see the open door into the annex where they had left Albie Black weeping off the combined effects of confession, betrayal and the hangover from wood alcohol.
The Ukrainians take their railways seriously, and as we pass each geranium-filled signalbox its occupant stands at attention outside the open door holding a small flag aloft.
The print was small and Liir had to carry it to the open door in order to make it out.
As the King's troops, Major Pitcairn at their head, reached the open door and saw the old lady, they paused.
Zigzagging through the stacks, her goal was to head toward the open door on the first floor.
Outside the open door stood matched pairs of fabric-and-metal slings, evidently waiting for the rowers to return.
We encountered Blackie when we were living in a log cabin in Ketchum and had two deer, killed, respectively, by Mary andPatrick, hung up in the open door of the barn.