open doors

o·pen door
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oh-puh n dawr, dohr]
    • /ˈoʊ pən dɔr, doʊr/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oh-puh n dawr, dohr]
    • /ˈoʊ pən dɔr, doʊr/

Definitions of open doors words

  • noun open doors the policy of admitting people of all nationalities or ethnic groups to a country upon equal terms, as for immigration. 1
  • noun open doors the policy or practice of trading with all nations on an equal basis. 1
  • noun open doors admission or access; unrestricted opportunity: His experience had given him an open door to success in his field. 1

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Origin of open doors

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
First recorded in 1520-30

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Parts of speech for Open doors


open doors popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for open doors

verb open doors

  • assist — If you assist someone, you help them to do a job or task by doing part of the work for them.
  • ballyhooed — a clamorous and vigorous attempt to win customers or advance any cause; blatant advertising or publicity.
  • facilitate — to make easier or less difficult; help forward (an action, a process, etc.): Careful planning facilitates any kind of work.
  • further — at or to a great distance; a long way off; at or to a remote point: We sailed far ahead of the fleet.
  • give a leg up — to help to mount

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