reopen etymology

English word reopen comes from English open, English re-

Detailed word origin of reopen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
open English (eng) (electronics) a wire that is broken midway.. (with the) Open or unobstructed space; an exposed location.. (with the) Public knowledge or scrutiny; full view.. A sports event in which anybody can compete; as, the Australian Open. (computing, transitive, intransitive, of a file, document, etc.) To load into memory for viewing or editing.. (intransitive) To become open.. (intransitive) To begin [...]
re- English (eng) A completive or intensification of the base; up, a-, out. Again, anew. Back, backward.
reopen English (eng) (intransitive) To open again.. (transitive) To open (something) again.

Words with the same origin as reopen

Descendants of re-
reborn rebuild recall recognize reconsider reconstruction recover recreate redo refill relay release remark repair replace replacement reschedule reset resign resort rethink retire rewind rewrite