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OPEN, a o'pn.

1. Unclosed not shut as, the gate is open an open door or window an open book open eyes.
2. Spread expanded. He received his son with open arms.
3. Unsealed as an open letter.
4. Not shut or fast as an open hand.
5. Not covered as the open air an open vessel.
6. Not covered with trees clear as an open country or field.
7. Not stopped as an open bottle.
8. Not fenced or obstructed as an open road.
9. Not frosty warmer than usual not freezing severely as an open winter.

An open and warm winter portendeth a hot and dry summer.

Johnson interprets open, in this passage, by not cloudy, not gloomy. I think the definition wrong. In America, an open winter is one in which the earth is not bound with frost and covered with snow.

10. Public before a court and its suitors. His testimony was given in open court.
11. Admitting all persons without restraint free to all comers. He keeps open house at the election.
12. Clear of ice as, the river or the harbor is open.
13. Plain apparent evident public not secret or concealed as an open declaration open avowal open shame open defiance. The nations contend to open war or in open arms.
14. Not wearing disguise frank sincere unreserved candid artless.

He was held a man open and of good faith.

His generous, open undesigning heart.

15. Not clouded not contracted or frowning having an air of frankness and sincerity as an open look.

With aspect open shall erect his head.

16. Not hidden exposed to view.

We are to exercise our thoughts and lay open the treasures of divine truth.

17. Ready to hear or receive what is offered.

His ears are open to their cry. Psalms 34 .

18. Free to be employed for redress not restrained or denied not precluding any person.

The law is open. Acts 19 .

19. Exposed not protected without defense. The country is open to the invaders.

- Hath left me open to all injuries.

20. Attentive employed in inspection.

Thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men - Jeremiah 32 .

21. Clear unobstructed as an open view.
22. Unsettled not balanced or closed as an open account.

Open accounts between merchants.

23. Not closed free to be debated as a question open for discussion.
24. In music, an open note is that which a string is tuned to produce.

OPEN, o'pn.

1. To unclose to unbar to unlock to remove any fastening or cover and set open as, to open a door or gate to open a desk.
2. To break the seal of a letter and unfold it.
3. To separate parts that are close as, to open the lips to open the mouth or eyes or eyelids to open a book.
4. To remove a covering from as, to open a pit.
5. To cut through to perforate to lance as, to open the skin to open an abscess.
6. To break to divide to split or rend as, the earth was opened in many places by an earthquake a rock is opened by blasting.
7. To clear to make by removing obstructions as, to open a road to open a passage the heat of spring opens rivers bound with ice.
8. To spread to expand as, to open the hand.
9. To unstop as, to open a bottle.
10. To begin to make the first exhibition. The attorney general opens the cause on the part of the king or the state. Homer opens his poem with the utmost simplicity and modesty.
11. To show to bring to view or knowledge.

The English did adventure far to open the north parts of America.

12. To interpret to explain.

- While he opened to us the Scriptures. Luke 24 .

13. To reveal to disclose. He opened his mind very freely.
14. To make liberal as, to open the heart.
15. To make the first discharge of artillery as, to open a heavy fire on the enemy.
16. To enter on or begin as to open a negotiation or correspondence to open a trade with the Indies.
17. To begin to see by the removal of something intercepted the view as, we sailed round the point and opened the harbor.

OPEN, o'pn.

1. To unclose itself to be unclosed to be parted.

The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram. Psalms 106 .

2. To begin to appear. As we sailed round the point, the harbor opened to our view.
3. To commence to begin. sales of stock open at par.
4. To bark a term in hunting.
Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Open'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​kjd/​o/open.html.
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