gone fishing. back next Friday.
a. Affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed.
b. Affording unobstructed passage or view: open waters; the open countryside.
a. Having no protecting or concealing cover: an open wound; an open sports car.
b. Completely obvious; blatant: open disregard of the law.
c. Carried on in full view: open warfare; open family strife.
d. Sports Not closely defended by an opponent: an open receiver.
a. Not sealed or tied: an open package.
b. Spread out; unfolded: an open book.
4. Having interspersed gaps, spaces, or intervals: open ranks; an open weave.
a. Accessible to all; unrestricted as to participants: an open competition.
b. Free from limitations, boundaries, or restrictions: open registration.
c. Enterable by registered voters regardless of political affiliation: an open primary.
d. Computer Science Of or relating to a file that can be accessed.
a. Lacking effective regulation: an open town in which gambling predominated.
b. Not legally repressed: open drug trafficking.
a. Susceptible; vulnerable: open to interpretation; an issue that is open to question.
b. Willing to consider or deal with something: open to suggestions.
a. Available; obtainable: The job is still open.
b. Available for use: an open account; the only course open to us.
9. Ready to transact business: The store is open.
10. Not engaged or filled: has an open hour for emergency cases.
11. Not yet decided; subject to further thought: an open question.
a. Characterized by lack of pretense or reserve; candid: Please be open with me. See Synonyms at frank1.
b. Free of prejudice; receptive to new ideas and arguments: She listened to the proposal with an open mind.
c. Generous: He is very open with his time.
a. Widely spaced or leaded. Used of typeset or other printed matter.
b. Having constituent elements separated by a space in writing or printing: The word sea horse is an open compound.
a. Not stopped by a finger. Used of a string or hole of an instrument.
b. Produced by an unstopped string or hole or without the use of slides, valves, or keys: an open note on a trumpet.
c. Played without a mute: an open wind instrument.
v. o·pened, o·pen·ing, o·pens
1. To release from a closed or fastened position.
2. To remove obstructions from; clear.
3. To make or force an opening in: open an old wound.
a. To form spaces or gaps between: soldiers opening ranks.
b. To break the continuity of; make a gap in: open a circuit.
a. To remove the cover, cork, or lid from.
b. To remove the wrapping from; undo.
6. To unfold so that the inner parts are displayed; spread out: open a newspaper.
a. To get (something) going; initiate: open a campaign.
b. To commence the operation of: open a new business.
8. Games To begin (the action in a game of cards) by making the first bid, placing the first bet, or playing the first lead.
9. To make available for use: opened the area to commercial development; opened the computer file and retrieved some data.
10. To make more responsive or understanding.
11. To reveal the secrets of; bare.
1. To spread out; unfold: A green valley opened up before us.
a. To begin operation: The new store opens up next month.
b. To begin firing: The artillery opened up at dawn.
3. Informal To speak freely and candidly: At last the frightened witness opened up and told the truth.
4. To make an opening in by cutting: The surgeon opened up the patient’s chest.
5. To make available or accessible: open up new markets.
6. Informal To accelerate. Used of a motor vehicle.
To begin firing on.
open (one’s) eyes
To become aware of the truth of a situation.
People’s dreams are made out of what they do all day.
The same way a dog that runs after rabbits will dream of rabbits.
It’s what you do that makes your soul,
not the other way around.