Definition of 'opening'
See also: open
- an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"
- a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
- becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
- the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received good critical reviews"
Synonyms: opening night curtain raising
- the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"
Antonyms: shutting closing
- opportunity especially for employment or promotion; "there is an opening in the sales department"
- the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme"
- a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
Synonyms: possibility possible action
- an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
Synonyms: orifice porta
- a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
- an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
Synonyms: hatchway scuttle
- a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
Synonyms: chess opening
- the first of a series of actions
Synonyms: first step initiative opening move
- first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"