Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective having the covering skin pulled back; -- used of mouth or eyes. Opposite of closed.
  • adjective having the seal broken so as to reveal the contents.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of open.

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  • adjective made open or clear
  • adjective used of mouth or eyes
  • adjective not sealed or having been unsealed

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There is a _supply_-cock, opened and an _escape_-cock closed, and an escape-cock _opened_ and a supply-cock _closed_, at each end of the tube, _every time the lever is moved_.

    Steam, Steel and Electricity

  • "And I opened -- _opened_ mind you, with four messenger boys, pat!"

    The Fifth Ace

  • The term opened with high anticipation because the justices seem likely to take up the health care overhaul now that both the administration and opponents of the law have filed Supreme Court appeals.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The name opened new memories for the Gryphon, and none of them were good ones.

    LEGENDS OF THE DRAGONREALM

  • The name opened new memories for the Gryphon, and none of them were good ones.

    LEGENDS OF THE DRAGONREALM

  • The name opened new memories for the Gryphon, and none of them were good ones.

    LEGENDS OF THE DRAGONREALM

  • Yes, my dad did give me parts and acting lessons, and yes, my name opened doors for me.

    sTORI Telling

  • "Interstitial fiction", then, has been useful to me as a way of creating a story I might not otherwise have created, and the term opened up a space -- the anthology -- in which that story could appear.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • "Interstitial fiction", then, has been useful to me as a way of creating a story I might not otherwise have created, and the term opened up a space -- the anthology -- in which that story could appear.

    On Being Interstitial

  • Brampton for a couple of days before the term opened, and I meant to look you up there.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

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