Open

(redirected from opens)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

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 ?
"Down there," he said, "is Rosa, watching like myself, and waiting from minute to minute; down there, under Rosa's eyes, is the mysterious flower, which lives, which expands, which opens, perhaps Rosa holds in this moment the stem of the tulip between her delicate fingers.
"Oh, Lovely Maiden with Azure Hair," cried Pinocchio, "open, I beg of you.
Amongst the great commercial streams of these islands, the Thames is the only one, I think, open to romantic feeling, from the fact that the sight of human labour and the sounds of human industry do not come down its shores to the very sea, destroying the suggestion of mysterious vastness caused by the configuration of the shore.
As he pushed this open he met his wife, who was crossing the passage from the parlor to the library.
He sought to open it; lock and padlock were fastened; these faithful guardians seemed unwilling to surrender their trust.
We looked about us uncertain whither to direct our steps, since the path we had so far followed appeared to be lost in the open space around us.
Presently, however, he heard a light tap at his door, then the door opened slowly, and he could see the flash of Lady Arabella's white dress through the opening.
but do you forget that the Nautilus is armed with a powerful spur, and could we not send it diagonally against these fields of ice, which would open at the shocks."
He attempted to open the door only to find that it resisted his every effort--it was locked upon the outside.
Hastily now Clayton and Monsieur Thuran tore open one of theirs, only to learn the hideous truth that it also contained, not food, but coal oil.
Hester Dethridge's door opened. She walked straight into Anne's room.
Daddy Jacques was about to open the blinds when Rouletabille stopped him.