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Open

Used in the context of general equities. Having either buy or sell interest at the indicated price level and side of a preceding trade. "Open on the buy/sell side" means looking for buyers/sellers (for someone who is a seller/buyer). Antithesis of clean.

Open

1. The time trading begins on an exchange. This is important to matters like a security's opening price or opening bid. See also: Close.

2. An order to buy or sell a security that has not yet been filled. Some orders are only open for a certain amount of time, while some remain open until they are filled. See also: IOC, GTC.
References in classic literature ?
Shut the oven door, Cousin Benjamin, so that he won't miss them.
I've shut my eyes to a dale av dog's thricks to-day, an' now there must be no more av ut.
And on his complaining that he is so troubled, it takes hold of the troublesome lady and shuts her up in prison under hard discipline.
The high marble wall extended all around the place and shut out all the rest of the world.
My first impulse, the moment I looked along it, was to shut down my lantern-shade, and listen again.
600,000,000 air cells in one pair of lungs, and 2,000 pores to a square inch of surface; so you see what quantities of air we must have, and what care we should take of our skin so all the little doors will open and shut right.
For with us in France it has ever been fair and honest war--a shut fist for the man, but a bended knee for the woman.
the Owls shut their eyes in pious remembrance of the darkness, and answered, "My lords and gentlemen, the Constitution is destroyed
She can shut herself up within herself, and think - as I have often known her sit and watch the fire - for an hour at a stretch.
They were no sooner shut in there, than Mr Flintwinch took her by the throat, and shook her until she was black in the face.
I'll have that with the jam run out," said Maggie, keeping her eyes shut to please Tom.
You might have knowed that the gentleman wanted the door shut, without being told, I think.