Signs for OPEN

There are many different ASL signs for the English word "open", such opening a door, a window, a book, and so on, usually using a classifier in a verb phrase.

To see different signs or inflections for other meanings using the word 'open', see synonyms or other words.

Definition: not closed or barred at the time, as a doorway by a door, a window by a sash, or a gateway by a gate; not shut or blocked; not closed.

This sign refers to an abstract concept rather than physical-related concepts. E.g. "The store opens at 7am."

Related signs: AJAR

Opposite: CLOSED.


Meaning: (of a person) frank and communicative; not given to deception or concealment.

Synonyms: FRANK, HONEST, CANDID, DIRECT.

Written ASL

[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]

ASL written for OPEN DOOR

Written ASL digit for "OPEN DOOR" contributed by the ASLwrite community, 2017.

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