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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Open  \O"pen\  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Opened};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Opening}.]  [AS.  openian  See  {Open},a.] 
  1.  To  make  or  set  open  to  render  free  of  access  to  unclose; 
  to  unbar;  to  unlock;  to  remove  any  fastening  or  covering 
  from  as  to  open  a  door;  to  open  a  box;  to  open  a  room 
  to  open  a  letter. 
 
  And  all  the  windows  of  my  heart  I  open  to  the  day 
  --Whittier. 
 
  2.  To  spread;  to  expand;  as  to  open  the  hand. 
 
  3.  To  disclose;  to  reveal;  to  interpret;  to  explain. 
 
  The  king  opened  himself  to  some  of  his  council,  that 
  he  was  sorry  for  the  earl's  death.  --Bacon. 
 
  Unto  thee  have  I  opened  my  cause  --Jer.  xx  12. 
 
  While  he  opened  to  us  the  Scriptures.  --Luke  xxiv. 
  32. 
 
  4.  To  make  known  to  discover;  also  to  render  available  or 
  accessible  for  settlements,  trade  etc 
 
  The  English  did  adventure  far  for  to  open  the  North 
  parts  of  America.  --Abp.  Abbot. 
 
  5.  To  enter  upon  to  begin;  as  to  open  a  discussion;  to  open 
  fire  upon  an  enemy;  to  open  trade  or  correspondence;  to 
  open  a  case  in  court,  or  a  meeting. 
 
  6.  To  loosen  or  make  less  compact;  as  to  open  matted  cotton 
  by  separating  the  fibers. 
 
  {To  open  one's  mouth},  {to  speak}. 
 
  {To  open  up},  to  lay  open  to  discover;  to  disclose. 
 
  Poetry  that  had  opened  up  so  many  delightful  views 
  into  the  character  and  condition  of  our  ``bold 
  peasantry,  their  country's  pride.''  --Prof. 
  Wilson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  opened 
  adj  1:  used  of  mouth  or  eyes;  "keep  your  eyes  open";  "his  mouth 
  slightly  opened"  [syn:  {open}]  [ant:  {closed}] 
  2:  made  open  or  clear;  "the  newly  opened  road 
  3:  not  sealed  or  having  been  unsealed;  "the  letter  was  already 
  open";  "the  opened  package  lay  on  the  table"  [syn:  {open}] 




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