What part of speech is “open”

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as a noun, 'open' can refer to an open space or a competition, especially in sports.

it's often used in the context of tennis tournaments, golf competitions, etc.

He participated in the Australian Open last year.

The vast open of the desert was both beautiful and intimidating.

The open was won by a newcomer this year.

when referring to sports, 'Open' is often capitalized as it refers to specific tournaments.


as an adjective, 'open' describes something that is not closed or shut, allowing access, passage, or a view.

it can be used to describe doors, windows, containers, spaces, opportunities, etc.

The open window let in a cool breeze.

The job position is still open for applicants.

She has an open and friendly demeanor.

'open' can also describe something that is not restricted or limited, such as 'open discussion.' Don't confuse 'open' with 'opened.' The latter is the past tense of the verb 'open.'


as a verb, 'open' means to move something from a closed to an open position or to begin or initiate something.

Can you open the door for me?

The store will open at 9 am tomorrow.

She opened the meeting with a brief introduction.

'open up' is a phrasal verb that can mean to open something or to start talking about one's feelings or problems.

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