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Ajar vs. Open

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  • Ajar (adverb)

    Slightly turned or opened.

    "The door was standing ajar."

  • Ajar (adverb)

    Out of harmony.

  • Ajar (adverb)

    Being at variance or in contradiction to something.

  • Ajar (adjective)

    Slightly turned or opened.

    "The door is ajar."

  • Ajar (verb)

    To turn or open slightly; to become ajar or to cause to become ajar; to be or to hang ajar.

  • Ajar (verb)

    To show variance or contradiction with something; to be or cause to be askew.

  • Open (adjective)

    Not closed; accessible; unimpeded.

    "Turn left after the second open door."

    "It was as if his body had gone to sleep standing up and with his eyes open."

  • Open (adjective)

    Not drawn together, closed, or contracted; extended; expanded.

    "an open hand; an open flower; an open prospect"

  • Open (adjective)

    Actively conducting or prepared to conduct business.

    "Banks are not open on bank holidays."

  • Open (adjective)

    Receptive.

    "I am open to new ideas."

  • Open (adjective)

    Public

    "He published an open letter to the governor on a full page of the New York Times."

  • Open (adjective)

    Candid, ingenuous, not subtle in character.

    "The man is an open book."

  • Open (adjective)

    Having a free variable.

  • Open (adjective)

    Which is part of a predefined collection of subsets of X, that defines a topological space on X.

  • Open (adjective)

    Whose first and last vertices are different.

  • Open (adjective)

    In current use; mapped to part of memory.

    "I couldn't save my changes because another user had the same file open."

  • Open (adjective)

    Not fulfilled.

    "I've got open orders for as many containers of red durum as you can get me."

  • Open (adjective)

    Not settled or adjusted; not decided or determined; not closed or withdrawn from consideration.

    "an open question"

    "to keep an offer or opportunity open"

  • Open (adjective)

    Without any fingers pressing the string against the fingerboard.

  • Open (adjective)

    Not of a quality to prevent communication, as by closing waterways, blocking roads, etc.; hence, not frosty or inclement; mild; used of the weather or the climate.

    "an open winter"

  • Open (adjective)

    Uttered with a relatively wide opening of the articulating organs; said of vowels.

  • Open (adjective)

    Uttered, as a consonant, with the oral passage simply narrowed without closure.

  • Open (adjective)

    That ends in a vowel; not having a coda.

  • Open (adjective)

    Made public, usable with a free licence.

  • Open (adjective)

    Resulting from an incision, puncture or any other process by which the skin no longer protects an internal part of the body.

  • Open (verb)

    To make something accessible or allow for passage by moving from a shut position.

    "Turn the doorknob to open the door."

  • Open (verb)

    To make (an open space, etc.) by clearing away an obstacle or obstacles, in order to allow for passage, access, or visibility.

    "He opened a path through the undergrowth."

  • Open (verb)

    To bring up, broach.

    "I don't want to open that subject."

  • Open (verb)

    To enter upon, begin.

    "to open a discussion"

    "to open fire upon an enemy"

    "to open trade, or correspondence"

    "to open a case in court, or a meeting"

  • Open (verb)

    To spread; to expand into an open or loose position.

    "to open a closed fist"

    "to open matted cotton by separating the fibres"

    "to open a map, book, or scroll"

  • Open (verb)

    To make accessible to customers or clients.

    "I will open the shop an hour early tomorrow."

  • Open (verb)

    To start (a campaign).

    "Vermont will open elk hunting season next week."

  • Open (verb)

    To become open.

    "The door opened all by itself."

  • Open (verb)

    To begin conducting business.

    "The shop opens at 9:00."

  • Open (verb)

    To begin a side's innings as one of the first two batsmen.

  • Open (verb)

    To bet before any other player has in a particular betting round in a game of poker.

    "After the first two players fold, Julie opens for $5."

  • Open (verb)

    To reveal one's hand.

    "Jeff opens his hand revealing a straight flush."

  • Open (verb)

    To load into memory for viewing or editing.

  • Open (verb)

    To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain.

  • Open (noun)

    A sports event in which anybody can compete; as, the Australian Open.

  • Open (noun)

    A wire that is broken midway.

    "The electrician found the open in the circuit after a few minutes of testing."

  • Open (noun)

    (with the) Open or unobstructed space; an exposed location.

    "I can't believe you left the lawnmower out in the open when you knew it was going to rain this afternoon!"

    "Wary of hunters, the fleeing deer kept well out of the open, dodging instead from thicket to thicket."

  • Open (noun)

    (with Public knowledge or scrutiny; full view.

    "We have got to bring this company's corrupt business practices into the open."

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  • Ajar (adverb)

    Slightly turned or opened; as, the door was standing ajar.

  • Ajar (adverb)

    In a state of discord; out of harmony; as, he is ajar with the world.

  • Open (adjective)

    Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or preventing passage; not locked up or covered over; - applied to passageways; as, an open door, window, road, etc.; also, to inclosed structures or objects; as, open houses, boxes, baskets, bottles, etc.; also, to means of communication or approach by water or land; as, an open harbor or roadstead.

  • Open (adjective)

    Free to be used, enjoyed, visited, or the like; not private; public; unrestricted in use; as, an open library, museum, court, or other assembly; liable to the approach, trespass, or attack of any one; unprotected; exposed.

  • Open (adjective)

    Free or cleared of obstruction to progress or to view; accessible; as, an open tract; the open sea.

  • Open (adjective)

    Not drawn together, closed, or contracted; extended; expanded; as, an open hand; open arms; an open flower; an open prospect.

  • Open (adjective)

    Without reserve or false pretense; sincere; characterized by sincerity; unfeigned; frank; also, generous; liberal; bounteous; - applied to personal appearance, or character, and to the expression of thought and feeling, etc.

  • Open (adjective)

    Not concealed or secret; not hidden or disguised; exposed to view or to knowledge; revealed; apparent; as, open schemes or plans; open shame or guilt; open source code.

  • Open (adjective)

    Not of a quality to prevent communication, as by closing water ways, blocking roads, etc.; hence, not frosty or inclement; mild; - used of the weather or the climate; as, an open season; an open winter.

  • Open (adjective)

    Not settled or adjusted; not decided or determined; not closed or withdrawn from consideration; as, an open account; an open question; to keep an offer or opportunity open.

  • Open (adjective)

    Free; disengaged; unappropriated; as, to keep a day open for any purpose; to be open for an engagement.

  • Open (adjective)

    Uttered with a relatively wide opening of the articulating organs; - said of vowels; as, the än fär is open as compared with the ā in sāy.

  • Open (adjective)

    Not closed or stopped with the finger; - said of the string of an instrument, as of a violin, when it is allowed to vibrate throughout its whole length.

  • Open (noun)

    Open or unobstructed space; clear land, without trees or obstructions; open ocean; open water.

  • Open

    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.

  • Open

    To spread; to expand; as, to open the hand.

  • Open

    To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain.

  • Open

    To make known; to discover; also, to render available or accessible for settlements, trade, etc.

  • Open

    To enter upon; to begin; as, to open a discussion; to open fire upon an enemy; to open trade, or correspondence; to open an investigation; to open a case in court, or a meeting.

  • Open

    To loosen or make less compact; as, to open matted cotton by separating the fibers.

  • Open (verb)

    To unclose; to form a hole, breach, or gap; to be unclosed; to be parted.

  • Open (verb)

    To expand; to spread out; to be disclosed; as, the harbor opened to our view.

  • Open (verb)

    To begin; to commence; as, the stock opened at par; the battery opened upon the enemy.

  • Open (verb)

    To bark on scent or view of the game.

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  • Ajar (adjective)

    slightly open;

    "the door was ajar"

  • Open (noun)

    a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water;

    "finally broke out of the forest into the open"

  • Open (noun)

    where the air is unconfined;

    "he wanted to get outdoors a little"

    "the concert was held in the open air"

    "camping in the open"

  • Open (noun)

    a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play

  • Open (noun)

    information that has become public;

    "all the reports were out in the open"

    "the facts had been brought to the surface"

  • Open (verb)

    cause to open or to become open;

    "Mary opened the car door"

  • Open (verb)

    start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning;

    "open a business"

  • Open (verb)

    become open;

    "The door opened"

  • Open (verb)

    begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.;

    "He opened the meeting with a long speech"

  • Open (verb)

    spread out or open from a closed or folded state;

    "open the map"

    "spread your arms"

  • Open (verb)

    make available;

    "This opens up new possibilities"

  • Open (verb)

    become available;

    "an opportunity opened up"

  • Open (verb)

    have an opening or passage or outlet;

    "The bedrooms open into the hall"

  • Open (verb)

    make the opening move;

    "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"

  • Open (verb)

    afford access to;

    "the door opens to the patio"

    "The French doors give onto a terrace"

  • Open (verb)

    display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer

  • Open (adjective)

    affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed;

    "an open door"

    "they left the door open"

  • Open (adjective)

    affording free passage or access;

    "open drains"

    "the road is open to traffic"

    "open ranks"

  • Open (adjective)

    with no protection or shield;

    "the exposed northeast frontier"

    "open to the weather"

    "an open wound"

  • Open (adjective)

    open to or in view of all;

    "an open protest"

    "an open letter to the editor"

  • Open (adjective)

    used of mouth or eyes;

    "keep your eyes open"

    "his mouth slightly opened"

  • Open (adjective)

    not having been filled;

    "the job is still open"

  • Open (adjective)

    accessible to all;

    "open season"

    "an open economy"

  • Open (adjective)

    not defended or capable of being defended;

    "an open city"

    "open to attack"

  • Open (adjective)

    (of textures) full of small openings or gaps;

    "an open texture"

    "a loose weave"

  • Open (adjective)

    having no protecting cover or enclosure;

    "an open boat"

    "an open fire"

    "open sports cars"

  • Open (adjective)

    opened out;

    "an open newspaper"

  • Open (adjective)

    of a set; containing points whose neighborhood consists of other points of the same set, or being the complement of an open set; of an interval; containing neither of its end points

  • Open (adjective)

    not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought;

    "an open question"

    "our position on this bill is still undecided"

    "our lawsuit is still undetermined"

  • Open (adjective)

    not sealed or having been unsealed;

    "the letter was already open"

    "the opened package lay on the table"

  • Open (adjective)

    without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition;

    "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"

    "her natural and open response"

  • Open (adjective)

    relatively empty of and unobstructed by fences or hedges or headlands or shoals;

    "in open country"

    "the open countryside"

    "open waters"

    "on the open seas"

  • Open (adjective)

    open and observable; not secret or hidden;

    "an overt lie"

    "overt hostility"

    "overt intelligence gathering"

  • Open (adjective)

    used of string or hole or pipe of instruments

  • Open (adjective)

    not requiring union membership;

    "an open shop employs nonunion workers"

  • Open (adjective)

    possibly accepting or permitting;

    "a passage capable of misinterpretation"

    "open to interpretation"

    "an issue open to question"

    "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"

  • Open (adjective)

    not secret;

    "open plans"

    "an open ballot"

  • Open (adjective)

    without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious;

    "open disregard of the law"

    "open family strife"

    "open hostility"

    "a blatant appeal to vanity"

    "a blazing indiscretion"

  • Open (adjective)

    affording free passage or view;

    "a clear view"

    "a clear path to victory"

  • Open (adjective)

    lax in enforcing laws;

    "an open town"

  • Open (adjective)

    openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness;

    "his candid eyes"

    "an open and trusting nature"

    "a heart-to-heart talk"

  • Open (adjective)

    sincere and free of reserve in expression;

    "Please be open with me"

  • Open (adjective)

    receptive to new ideas;

    "an open mind"

    "open to new ideas"

  • Open (adjective)

    ready for business;

    "the stores are open"

Princeton's WordNet

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