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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of open.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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

    The Fifth Ace

  • 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

  • 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. Top Stories

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


  • 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

  • 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

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

    Coniston — Complete

  • Duffield of Purbeck's, and ever since the term opened canvassing had been going on actively on behalf of the respective candidates.

    Follow My leader The Boys of Templeton

  • Time had run off so merrily that he had not kept count of it, and he was thunderstruck when a question put to him about the college, reminded him that the term opened on the day before he was to leave with his fair companions for New York.

    Master William Mitten: or, A Youth of Brilliant Talents, Who Was Ruined by Bad Luck


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