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a party or reception during which anyone who wishes may visit to share in a celebration, meet a special guest, etc.
a time during which a school, institution, etc., is open to the public for exhibition or for some specific occasion.
a house hospitably open to all friends who may wish to visit it.
keep open house, to be prepared to entertain visitors at any time:
They keep open house for artists and writers.
(US & Canadian) an occasion on which an institution, such as a school, is open for inspection by the public Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) open day, at-home
keep open house, to be always ready to provide hospitality
(US & NZ) a house available for inspection by prospective buyers


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