Definition of reopen
1 : to open again
2a : to take up again : resume reopen discussionb : to resume discussion or consideration of reopen a contract
3 : to begin again
: to open again school reopens in September
Examples of reopen in a Sentence
The restaurant will reopen in April.
I'm sorry, but the store is closed. We reopen at nine on Monday.
The cut on his knee reopened when he tried to run.
The company announced plans to reopen its Detroit factory.
a procedure to reopen a clogged artery
The district attorney reopened the murder case because new evidence was found.
He wants the team to reopen his contract.
Recent Examples of reopen from the Web
In May, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, R, signed a bill forbidding the altering of any public monument older than 39 years, which could reopen the debate for Demopolis.
William George Bundy’s remains were identified in November 2011, only weeks after Dart reopened the case.
A few months ago Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilman Jose Huizar announced that the railway would reopen on Labor Day, and preparations are currently underway.
On March 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. denied Rich’s bid to reopen his case.
KRAKEN, a 17-year-old rollercoaster at SeaWorld Orlando, an amusement park in Florida, reopened in June after several months of refurbishment.
The prosecution contends that Mr. Durst murdered Ms. Berman shortly after learning that the authorities in New York had reopened the investigation into the disappearance of his first wife.
Schools have quickly reopened, but initial jubilation has turned to despondency among teachers who, six months later, remain unpaid.
Northbound lanes were reopened shortly after 11 AM but some congestion and closures persist.
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First Known Use of reopen
REOPEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reopen for English Language Learners
: to open again after being closed
: to start (something) again after a period without activity
: to discuss and make changes to (something that had been considered finished) again
REOPEN Defined for Kids
Definition of reopen for Students
: to open again
Legal Definition of reopen
1 : to take up again reopen discussion
2 : to resume the discussion or consideration of (a closed matter) reopen the contract to negotiate benefits
3 : to try or hear (an action) anew especially for the purpose of hearing new evidence
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