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Synonyms for opening

Synonyms for (noun) opening

Synonyms: first step, initiative, opening, opening move Definition: the first of a series of actions

Similar words: start, commencement, beginning Definition: the act of starting something Usage: he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations

Synonyms: opening Definition: the act of opening something Usage: the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility

Synonyms: opening Definition: becoming open or being made open Usage: the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for

Similar words: change of integrity Definition: the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something

Synonyms: chess opening, opening Definition: a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess Usage: he memorized all the important chess openings

Similar words: sequence, succession Definition: the action of following in order Usage: he played the trumps in sequence

Synonyms: hatchway, scuttle, opening Definition: an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship

Similar words: entrance, entranceway, entree, entry, entryway Definition: something that provides access (to get in or get out) Usage: they waited at the entrance to the garden; beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral

Synonyms: opening Definition: a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made Usage: they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door

Similar words: artefact, artifact Definition: a man-made object taken as a whole

Synonyms: porta, opening, orifice Definition: an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity Usage: the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart

Similar words: passage, passageway Definition: a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass Usage: the nasal passages

Synonyms: possibility, possible action, opening Definition: a possible alternative Usage: bankruptcy is always a possibility

Similar words: option, alternative, choice Definition: one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen Usage: what option did I have?; there no other alternative; my only choice is to refuse

Synonyms: opening Definition: the initial part of the introduction Usage: the opening established the basic theme

Similar words: introduction Definition: the first section of a communication

Synonyms: curtain raising, opening, opening night Definition: the first performance (as of a theatrical production) Usage: the opening received good critical reviews

Similar words: start Definition: the beginning of anything Usage: it was off to a good start

Synonyms: opening Definition: a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise

Similar words: ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance Definition: a formal event performed on a special occasion Usage: a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor

Synonyms: opening, gap Definition: an open or empty space in or between things Usage: there was a small opening between the trees; the explosion made a gap in the wall

Similar words: space Definition: an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things) Usage: the architect left space in front of the building; they stopped at an open space in the jungle; the space between his teeth

Synonyms: opening Definition: opportunity especially for employment or promotion Usage: there is an opening in the sales department

Similar words: chance, opportunity Definition: a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances Usage: the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington; now is your chance

Synonyms for (adjective) opening

Synonyms: opening Definition: first or beginning Usage: the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth; the play's opening scene

Similar words: first, beginning Definition: serving to begin Usage: the beginning canto of the poem; the first verse

Similar words: first, maiden, initiative, initiatory, inaugural Definition: serving to set in motion Usage: the magazine's inaugural issue; the initiative phase in the negotiations; an initiatory step toward a treaty; his first (or maiden) speech in Congress; the liner's maiden voyage

Similar words: introductory Definition: serving to open or begin Usage: began the slide show with some introductory remarks

Similar words: starting Definition: appropriate to the beginning or start of an event Usage: the starting point; hands in the starting position