Open and Public


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Open adjective – Freely available for use or participation by all.
Usage example: the lanes at the bowling alley will be open during the afternoon, but will be available only for league play in the evening

Public is a synonym for open in permission topic. In some cases you can use "Public" instead the word "Open" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like accessible, admissible, general. popular alternative
Nearby Words: opening, openness, opened, opener
Synonyms for Open


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Public adjective – Not known by only a select few.
Usage example: the mayor's indiscretions have been public knowledge for some time

Open is a synonym for public in known topic. You can use "Open" instead the word "Public" as an adjective or a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as community, permission, admissible. popular alternative
Nearby Words: publicize, publicise, publication, publicity, publicly
Synonyms for Public

Things that words describes

mind open mind public mind
eye open eye public eye
area open area public area
place open place public place
Other nouns: secret, areas.

Both words in one sentence

  • The Commissioner Gordon If the Super Hero is loved and accepted by the community and the government, the relationship can be open and public.
  • Series / The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries With an elevator that doesn't require any special code to operate, that leads right down to a very public and open office area.
  • Western Animation / COPS Early Installment Weirdness: In the initial episodes, Big Boss was a known criminal to the general public and would make open threats against the entire city using public broadcast monitors.
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