Another word for open
unclosed, accessible, clear, open to view, uncovered, disclosed, divulged, introduced, initiated, inaugurated, begun, full-blown, unfurled, susceptible, ajar, agape, gaping, yawning, wide, rent, torn, spacious, broad gauge, unshut, expansive, extensive, spread out, vistaed, revealed, unenclosed; see also senses 2, 4.
unguarded, unsecluded, liable, exposed, out in the weather, uncovered, apart, fallen open, unshut, unroofed, insecure, unsafe, conspicuous, unhidden, unconcealed, subject, sensitive; see also sense 1, unsafe.
To move aside a prepared obstruction
unbar, unlock, unclose, clear, admit, turn back, reopen, open the lock, lift the latch, free, loosen, disengage, throw open, lay open, swing wide, unfasten, undo, unbolt, throw back the bolt, turn the key, turn the knob.
To make an opening
force an entrance, breach, make an aperture, cut in, tear down, push in, shatter, destroy, burst in, break open, cave in, burst out from, penetrate, cleave, pierce, force one's way into, smash, prick, punch a hole into, slit, puncture, crack, muscle in*, jimmy*; see also force 2, remove 1.
To make available
To begin business
open for business, hang out one's shingle, receive business, go into business, set up shop, get to work.
To expose to fuller view
Another word for openadjective
Free from obstructions:clear, free, unblocked, unimpeded, unobstructed. See open
Having no protecting or concealing cover:exposed, uncovered, unprotected. See protection
Not restricted or confined to few:open-door, public, unrestricted. See open
Tending to incur:liable, prone, subject, susceptible, susceptive, vulnerable. See likely
Ready and willing to receive favorably, as new ideas:acceptant, amenable, open-minded, receptive, responsive. See accept
Available for use:accessible, employable, operable, operative, practicable, usable, utilizable. See possible
Not spoken for or occupied:free, uninhabited, unoccupied, unreserved. See owned
Marked by lack of firm decision or commitment; of questionable outcome:indefinite, uncertain, undecided, undetermined, unresolved, unsettled, unsure, vague. Idiom: up in the air. See certain
Manifesting honesty and directness, especially in speech:candid, direct, downright, forthright, frank, honest, ingenuous, man-to-man, plainspoken, straight, straightforward, straight-out, unreserved. (Informal) straight-from-the-shoulder, straight-shooting. See clear, show
To become or cause to become open:unclose, undo. See open
To rid of obstructions:clear, free, unblock. See open
To move or arrange so as to cover a larger area.Out or up: expand, extend, fan1 (out), outstretch, spread, stretch, unfold, unroll. See move
To go about the initial step in doing (something):approach, begin, commence, embark, enter, get off, inaugurate, initiate, institute, launch, lead off, set about, set out, set to, start, take on, take up, undertake. (Informal) kick off. Idioms: get cracking, get going, get the show on the road. See start