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    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
    Definition
    (noun) a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise Definition
    (noun) becoming open or being made open
    Example Sentence
    • the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for
    Definition
    (noun) the first performance (as of a theatrical production)
    Example Sentence
    • the opening received good critical reviews
    Definition
    (noun) the act of opening something
    Example Sentence
    • the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door
    Definition
    (noun) opportunity especially for employment or promotion
    Example Sentence
    • there is an opening in the sales department
    Definition
    (noun) the initial part of the introduction
    Example Sentence
    • the opening established the basic theme
    Definition
    (noun) a possible alternative
    Example Sentence
    • bankruptcy is always a possibility
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
    Synonyms : hatchway , scuttle
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) the first of a series of actions Definition
    (adj) first or beginning
    Example Sentence
    • the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth
    • the play's opening scene
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