Definitions for opening

Definitions for (noun) opening

Main entry: first step, initiative, opening, opening move

Definition: the first of a series of actions

Main entry: opening

Definition: the act of opening something

Usage: the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door

Main entry: opening

Definition: becoming open or being made open

Usage: the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for

Main entry: 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

Main entry: hatchway, scuttle, opening

Definition: an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: possibility, possible action, opening

Definition: a possible alternative

Usage: bankruptcy is always a possibility

Main entry: opening

Definition: the initial part of the introduction

Usage: the opening established the basic theme

Main entry: curtain raising, opening, opening night

Definition: the first performance (as of a theatrical production)

Usage: the opening received good critical reviews

Main entry: opening

Definition: a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise

Main entry: 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

Main entry: opening

Definition: opportunity especially for employment or promotion

Usage: there is an opening in the sales department

Definitions for (adj) opening

Main entry: opening

Definition: first or beginning

Usage: the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth; the play's opening scene

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