Definitions For Open


  • Information that has become public
  • A tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play
  • Where the air is unconfined
  • A clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
  • A competition (such as a major golf tournament or tennis tournament) that allows both professionals and amateurs to participate
  • An area or place without walls, barriers, etc. : an area or place that is not covered or enclosed
  • A situation in which something (such as a feeling) is no longer hidden or kept secret


  • Make available
  • Become available
  • Make the opening move
  • Cause to open or to become open
  • Become open
  • Spread out or open from a closed or folded state
  • Display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
  • Afford access to
  • Begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.
  • Start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
  • Have an opening or passage or outlet
  • To move (a door, window, etc.) so that an opening is no longer covered
  • To move and no longer cover an opening
  • To cause (something) to no longer be covered, sealed, or blocked


  • Ready for business
  • Not having been filled
  • Openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
  • Without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition
  • Affording free passage or view
  • Having no protecting cover or enclosure
  • Open to or in view of all
  • With no protection or shield
  • Accessible to all
  • Not sealed or having been unsealed
  • Not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought
  • (of textures) full of small openings or gaps
  • Possibly accepting or permitting
  • Not requiring union membership
  • Not defended or capable of being defended


  • Affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed
  • Affording free passage or access
  • Used of mouth or eyes
  • (set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints
  • Open and observable; not secret or hidden
  • Ready or willing to receive favorably

Is Open a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Open is worth 6 points in Scrabble and 8 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Open in a Sentence

  • The door suddenly swung open.
  • You left the blinds wide open.
  • The meat was roasted over an open fire.
  • This door is hard to open.
  • “Open the door!” shouted the police officer.
  • Would you mind if I opened a window?
  • A daguerreotype of a cowboy whose face is roughened from a hard life in the open

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