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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Open \O"pen\, n. Open or unobstructed space; clear land, without trees or obstructions; open ocean; open water. "To sail into the open." --Jowett (Thucyd.). [1913 Webster] Then we got into the open. --W. Black. [1913 Webster] In open, In th open, in full view; without concealment; openly. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster +PJC]