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opened \opened\ adj.

  1. having the covering skin pulled back; -- used of mouth or eyes; as, his mouth slightly opened. Opposite of closed. [Narrower terms: {agape(predicate), gaping, yawning ; {agaze, staring ; {round-eyed, wide ]

    Syn: open.

  2. having the seal broken so as to reveal the contents; as, the letter was already opened.

    Syn: open.


vb. (en-past of: open)

  1. adj. 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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Usage examples of "opened".

As it opened, there came a sound of hurrying feet downstairs and voices.

It bespoke an inward and mighty battle with self, with heredity, with age-old custom, and as he opened his mouth to speak, a look almost of benignity, of kindliness, momentarily lighted up his fierce and terrible countenance.

And suddenly and most wonderfully the door of the room upstairs opened of its own accord, and as they looked up in amazement, they saw descending the stairs the muffled figure of the stranger staring more blackly and blankly than ever with those unreasonably large blue glass eyes of his.

After shutting my eyes involuntarily, I opened them, and saw that this luminous agent came from a half globe, unpolished, placed in the roof of the cabin.

A noise of bolts was now heard, the door opened, and two men appeared.

Then I opened another box and got out two one-pound tins of the sugar which kills dogs and fowls.

One of my companions touched my arm as we swept round the base of a hill and opened up the lofty, snow-covered peak of a mountain, which seemed, as we wound on our serpentine way, to be right before us.

The Count halted, putting down my bags, closed the door, and crossing the room, opened another door, which led into a small octagonal room lit by a single lamp, and seemingly without a window of any sort.

Passing through this, he opened another door, and motioned me to enter.

With a courteous bow, he opened for me himself the door to the octagonal room, and I entered my bedroom.

There was absolutely nothing in the room, book, newspaper, or even writing materials, so I opened another door in the room and found a sort of library.

Whilst I was looking at the books, the door opened, and the Count entered.

One was an atlas, which I found opened naturally to England, as if that map had been much used.

My window opened into the courtyard, all I could see was the warm grey of quickening sky.

I went on to make a thorough examination of the various stairs and passages, and to try the doors that opened from them.