Open-air to Ophiology

(O"pen-air`) a. Taking place in the open air; outdoor; as, an open-air game or meeting.

(O"pen*bill`) n. (Zoöl.) A bird of the genus Anastomus, allied to the stork; — so called because the two parts of the bill touch only at the base and tip. One species inhabits India, another Africa. Called also open- beak. See Illust. (m), under Beak.

(O"pen*er) n. One who, or that which, opens. "True opener of my eyes." Milton.

(O"pen-eyed`) a. With eyes widely open; watchful; vigilant. Shak.

(O"pen-hand`ed) a. Generous; liberal; munificent.O"pen-hand`ed*ness, n. J. S. Mill.

(O"pen-head`ed) a. Bareheaded. [Obs.]

(O"pen-heart`ed) a. Candid; frank; generous. Dryden.O"pen-heart`ed*ly, adv. O"pen-heart`ed*ness, n. Walton.

(O"pen*ing), n.

1. The act or process of opening; a beginning; commencement; first appearance; as, the opening of a speech.

The opening of your glory was like that of light.

2. A place which is open; a breach; an aperture; a gap; cleft, or hole.

We saw him at the opening of his tent.

3. Hence: A vacant place; an opportunity; as, an opening for business. [Colloq.] Dickens.

4. A thinly wooded space, without undergrowth, in the midst of a forest; as, oak openings. [U.S.] Cooper.

(O"pen*ly), adv. [AS. openlice.]

1. In an open manner; publicly; not in private; without secrecy.

How grossly and openly do many of us contradict the precepts of the gospel by our ungodliness!

2. Without reserve or disguise; plainly; evidently.

My love . . . shall show itself more openly.

(O"pen-mouthed`) a. Having the mouth open; gaping; hence, greedy; clamorous. L'Estrange.

(O"pen*ness), n. The quality or state of being open.

(O"pen*work`) n.

1. Anything so constructed or manufactured (in needlework, carpentry, metal work, etc.) as to show openings through its substance; work that is perforated or pierced.

2. (Mining) A quarry; an open cut. Raymond.

(Op"er*a) n. [It., fr. opera work, composition, opposed to an improvisation, fr. L. opera pains work, fr. opus, operis, work, labor: cf. F. opéra. See Operate.]

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