What is the difference between "the open door" and "the opened door"? Are they the same in meaning? Please explain it. Thanks a lot.
Open is an adjective.
Opened is a past participle used as a modifier.
The difference in meaning is that open is in contrast to not open. The door could have been open for ten years or a century. It could always be open.
Opened expands to The "having been opened" door...
This refers to the action of the door having been opened. The door used to be shut, now it is open. It has been opened. It has not always been open. It could have been opened ten years ago or two seconds ago, but at some point it was closed.