Antonyms of verb open

5 of 11 senses of open

Sense 1
open, open up -- (cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door")
       Antonym of close (Sense 1)
      => close, shut -- (move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window")

Sense 2
open, open up -- (start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business")
       Antonym of close (Sense 3)
      => close up, close, fold, shut down, close down -- (cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."; "close up the shop")

Sense 3
open, open up -- (become open; "The door opened")
       Antonym of close (Sense 2)
      => close, shut -- (become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang")

Sense 4
open -- (begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech")
       Antonym of close (Sense 4)
      => close -- (finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board")

Sense 11
open -- (display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer)
       Antonym of close (Sense 9)
      => close -- (cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb open

11 senses of open

Sense 1
open, open up -- (cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door")

Sense 2
open, open up -- (start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business")

Sense 3
open, open up -- (become open; "The door opened")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 4
open -- (begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech")
       => start, start up, embark on, commence -- (get off the ground; "Who started this company?"; "We embarked on an exciting enterprise"; "I start my day with a good breakfast"; "We began the new semester"; "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM"; "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack")
          Phrasal Verb-> open up#4

Sense 5
unfold, spread, spread out, open -- (spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms")
       => undo -- (cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions")

Sense 6
open, open up -- (make available; "This opens up new possibilities")
       => yield, give, afford -- (be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information")

Sense 7
open, open up -- (become available; "an opportunity opened up")
       => arise, come up -- (result or issue; "A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion")

Sense 8
open -- (have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall")

Sense 9
open -- (make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening")
       => move, go -- (have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?")

Sense 10
afford, open, give -- (afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace")

Sense 11
open -- (display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer)
       => expose, exhibit, display -- (to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship")

Antonyms of adj opened

3 senses of opened

Sense 1
open (vs. closed), opened -- (used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened")


Sense 2
opened -- (made open or clear; "the newly opened road")

INDIRECT (VIA open) -> closed -- (not open or affording passage or access; "the many closed streets made travel difficult"; "our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains")

Sense 3
open, opened -- (not sealed or having been unsealed; "the letter was already open"; "the opened package lay on the table")

INDIRECT (VIA unsealed) -> sealed -- (closed or secured with or as if with a seal; "my lips are sealed"; "the package is still sealed"; "the premises are sealed")

Similarity of adj opened

3 senses of opened

Sense 1
open (vs. closed), opened -- (used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened")
       => agape (predicate), gaping -- (with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe; "the gaping audience"; "we stood there agape with wonder"; "with mouth agape")
       => agaze, staring -- ((used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder; "staring eyes")
       => wide-eyed, wide -- ((used of eyes) fully open or extended; "stared with wide eyes")
       => yawning -- (with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness; "a yawning congregation")

Sense 2
opened -- (made open or clear; "the newly opened road")
       => open (vs. closed) -- (affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks")

Sense 3
open, opened -- (not sealed or having been unsealed; "the letter was already open"; "the opened package lay on the table")
       => unsealed (vs. sealed) -- (not closed or secured with or as if with a seal; "unsealed goods"; "the letter arrived unsealed")

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