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opening

opening - Dictionary definition and meaning for word opening

Definition
(noun) an open or empty space in or between things
Synonyms : gap
Example Sentence
  • there was a small opening between the trees
  • the explosion made a gap in the wall

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(noun) a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
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(noun) becoming open or being made open
Example Sentence
  • the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for

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(noun) the first performance (as of a theatrical production)
Example Sentence
  • the opening received good critical reviews

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(noun) the act of opening something
Example Sentence
  • the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door

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(noun) opportunity especially for employment or promotion
Example Sentence
  • there is an opening in the sales department

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(noun) the initial part of the introduction
Example Sentence
  • the opening established the basic theme

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(noun) a possible alternative
Example Sentence
  • bankruptcy is always a possibility

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(noun) an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
Synonyms : orifice , porta
Example Sentence
  • the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart

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(noun) a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
Example Sentence
  • they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door

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(noun) an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
Synonyms : hatchway , scuttle

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(noun) a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess
Synonyms : chess opening
Example Sentence
  • he memorized all the important chess openings

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(noun) the first of a series of actions
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(adj) first or beginning
Example Sentence
  • the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth
  • the play's opening scene

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