open one's doors

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of open one's doors

1 :to allow someone to enter
  • The country has opened its doors to immigrants.
  • local churches that open their doors to the homeless in the winter months
2 of a business or organization :to open for business :to begin operating
  • The new store will be opening its doors next month.

Word by Word Definitions

open play
  1. : having no enclosing or confining barrier : accessible on all or nearly all sides

  2. : being in a position or adjustment to permit passage : not shut or locked

  3. : having a barrier (such as a door) so adjusted as to allow passage

  1. : to move (something, such as a door) from a closed position

  2. : to make available for entry or passage by turning back (something, such as a barrier) or removing (something, such as a cover or an obstruction)

  3. : to make available for or active in a regular function

  1. : opening

  2. : open and unobstructed space: such as

  3. : open air

door play doors
  1. : a usually swinging or sliding barrier by which an entry is closed and opened

  2. : doorway

  3. : a means of access or participation : opportunity


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