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o·pen·ing

 (ō′pə-nĭng)
n.
1. The act or an instance of becoming open or being made to open: the opening of the tomb.
2.
a. A gap, breach, or aperture: slipped through an opening in the hedge.
b. A clearing in the woods.
3.
a. The first part or stage, as of a book.
b. The first performance: the opening of a play.
c. A formal commencement of operation: attended the opening of the new museum.
d. A specific pattern or series of beginning moves in certain games, especially chess.
4.
a. An opportunity affording a chance of success. See Synonyms at opportunity.
b. An unfilled job or position; a vacancy.

opening

(ˈəʊpənɪŋ)
n
1. the act of making or becoming open
2. a vacant or unobstructed space, esp one that will serve as a passageway; gap
3. (Forestry) chiefly US a tract in a forest in which trees are scattered or absent
4. the first part or stage of something
5. (Theatre)
a. the first performance of something, esp a theatrical production
b. (as modifier): the opening night.
6. (Chess & Draughts) a specific or formal sequence of moves at the start of any of certain games, esp chess or draughts
7. an opportunity or chance, esp for employment or promotion in a business concern
8. (Law) law the preliminary statement made by counsel to the court or jury before adducing evidence in support of his or her case

o•pen•ing

(ˈoʊ pə nɪŋ)

n.
1. an act or instance of making or becoming open.
2. an unobstructed or unoccupied space or place.
3. a hole or void in solid matter.
4. the act of beginning; start.
5. the first part or initial stage of anything.
6. an employment vacancy.
7. an opportunity; chance.
8.
a. the formal or official beginning of an activity, event, presentation, etc.
b. a celebration marking this.
9. the statement of the case made by legal counsel to the court or jury before presenting evidence.
10. a mode of beginning a game.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opening - 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"
pocket - an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck
diastema - a gap or vacant space between two teeth
nodes of Ranvier, Ranvier's nodes - small gaps in the myelin sheath of medullated axons
foramen, hiatus - a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
breach - an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)
chasm - a deep opening in the earth's surface
crack, scissure, cleft, crevice, fissure - a long narrow opening
hole - an opening into or through something
mouth - an opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge); "he rode into the mouth of the canyon"; "they built a fire at the mouth of the cave"
rift - a gap between cloud masses; "the sun shone through a rift in the clouds"
rent, rip, tear, snag, split - an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"
Earth's surface, surface - the outermost level of the land or sea; "earthquakes originate far below the surface"; "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"
window - an opening that resembles a window in appearance or function; "he could see them through a window in the trees"
space - an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"
2.opening - a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance - a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"
3.opening - becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
change of integrity - the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
cutting, cut - the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
4.opening - the first performance (as of a theatrical production)opening - the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received good critical reviews"
start - the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
5.opening - the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
closing, shutting - the act of closing something
6.opening - opportunity especially for employment or promotion; "there is an opening in the sales department"
chance, opportunity - a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"
7.opening - the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme"
introduction - the first section of a communication
teaser - an attention-getting opening presented at the start of a television show
salutation - word of greeting used to begin a letter
8.opening - a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
alternative, option, choice - one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen; "what option did I have?"; "there no other alternative"; "my only choice is to refuse"
possible - something that can be done; "politics is the art of the possible"
9.opening - an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavityopening - an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
vent - external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate
blastopore - the opening into the archenteron
aortic orifice - the orifice from the lower left chamber of the heart to the aorta
stoma - a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)
passageway, passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
porta hepatis - opening for major blood vessels to enter and leave the liver
spiracle - a breathing orifice
mouth - the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening; "she wiped lipstick from her mouth"
os - a mouth or mouthlike opening
cervix uteri, uterine cervix, cervix - necklike opening to the uterus
fenestra - a small opening covered with membrane (especially one in the bone between the middle and inner ear)
cardia - the opening into the stomach and that part of the stomach connected to the esophagus
introitus - entrance or opening to a hollow organ or tube (especially the vaginal opening); "the introitus of the vagina"
external orifice, urethral orifice - the orifice through which urine is discharged
pylorus - a small circular opening between the stomach and the duodenum
anus - the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal
fontanel, fontanelle, soft spot - any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
naris - any of the openings to the nasal cavities that allow air to flow through the cavities to the pharynx
rima - a narrow elongated opening or fissure between two symmetrical parts
10.opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
aperture - an man-made opening; usually small
bell - the flared opening of a tubular device
breech, rear of barrel, rear of tube - opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded
exit, way out, outlet, issue - an opening that permits escape or release; "he blocked the way out"; "the canyon had only one issue"
fly front, fly - an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth
crack, gap - a narrow opening; "he opened the window a crack"
gun muzzle, muzzle - the open circular discharging end of a gun
hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something
inlet, intake - an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container
interstice - small opening between things
fenestella, lunette - oval or circular opening; to allow light into a dome or vault
mouth - the opening of a jar or bottle; "the jar had a wide mouth"
neck opening, neck - an opening in a garment for the neck of the wearer; a part of the garment near the wearer's neck
pass-through - an opening that resembles a window between two rooms (especially a shelved opening between a kitchen and dining room that is used to pass dishes)
embrasure, porthole, port - an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
slit - a long narrow opening
spout - an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
throat - an opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep
grille, lattice, wicket - small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted
window - a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened
window - an opening in a wall or screen that admits light and air and through which customers can be served; "he stuck his head in the window"
11.opening - an entrance equipped with a hatchopening - an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
entrance, entranceway, entryway, entree, entry - something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"
escape hatch - hatchway that provides a means of escape in an emergency
hatch - a movable barrier covering a hatchway
12.opening - a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
succession, sequence - the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence"
13.opening - the first of a series of actions
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
curtain raiser - any preliminary activity
first base - the initial stage in accomplishing something; "we didn't get to first base with that approach"
peace initiative - opening move in negotiating a peace treaty
Adj.1.opening - first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"
closing - final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks"

opening

noun
3. opportunity, chance, break (informal), time, place, moment, window, occasion, look-in (informal) All she needed was an opening to show her capabilities.
4. job, position, post, situation, opportunity, vacancy We don't have any openings just now, but we'll call you.

opening

noun
1. An open space allowing passage:
2. The initial stage of a developmental process:
3. The act or process of bringing or being brought into existence:
Informal: kickoff.
4. A favorable or advantageous combination of circumstances:
Informal: shot.
Translations
إفْتِتاحبِدايَه، إفْتِتاحِيَّهفَتْحَه، ثَغْرَه، ثَقْبوَظيفَه شاغِرَه
åbningindledningindlednings-mulighed
álláslehetõségnyitás
op, gat; rjóîuropnuntækifæri, möguleikarupphaf, opnun, upphafsorî
odprtinaodprtjezačetek

opening

[ˈəʊpnɪŋ]
A. ADJ [remark] → primer(o); [ceremony, speech] → de apertura, inaugural; [price] → inicial
B. N
1. (= gap) → abertura f; (in wall) → brecha f, agujero m; (in clouds, trees) → claro m
2. (= beginning) → comienzo m, principio m (Cards, Chess) → apertura f; (= first showing) (Theat) → estreno m; [of exhibition] → inauguración f; [of parliament] → apertura f
3. (= chance) → oportunidad f; (= post) → puesto m vacante, vacante f
to give one's opponent an openingdar una oportunidad or (LAm) darle chance al adversario
to give sb an opening for sthdar a algn la oportunidad de hacer algo
C. CPD opening hours NPLhoras fpl de abrir
opening night N (Theat) → noche f de estreno; [of club etc] → inauguración f
opening price Ncotización f de apertura
opening stock Nexistencias fpl iniciales
opening time Nhora f de apertura

opening

[ˈəʊpənɪŋ]
n
(= hole) → ouverture f
(= inauguration) [new building] → ouverture f
Prince Edward attended the opening of the new theatre → Le prince Edward a assisté à l'ouverture du nouveau théâtre.
the official opening of sth [hospital, theatre, museum] → l'ouverture officielle de qch opening ceremony
(= opportunity) → ouverture f
(= beginning) → début m
(= job) → poste m vacant
adj (= first) [event] → d'ouverture; [item, section] → premier/ière
the season's opening game → le match d'ouverture de la saison
the opening lines of a poem → les premiers vers du poème
the opening scene of the play → la première scène de la pièce
[day, week] → premier/ière opening act, opening arguments, opening balance, opening batsman, opening bowler, opening gambitopening act n [concert, event] → première partie fopening arguments npl (US)exposé m introductifopening balance nsolde m d'ouvertureopening batsman npremier batteur m de la mancheopening bowler npremier lanceur m de la mancheopening ceremony ncérémonie f d'ouvertureopening gambit n
(= opening tactic) → entame f
(= conversational opener) → entame f de conversationopening hours nplheures fpl d'ouvertureopening night npremière fopening time
n [shop, bank, library, bar] → heure f d'ouverture opening times
npl [shop, restaurant, museum] (= opening hours) → heures fpl d'ouvertureopen-jaw [ˌəʊpənˈdʒɔː] adj [ticket, travel, traveller] permettant d'arriver dans une ville et de repartir dans une autreopen learning néducation f continueopen learning centre ncentre m d'éducation continueopen letter nlettre f ouverte

opening

n
Öffnung f; (in hedge, branches, clouds, wall etc also) → Loch nt; (= cleft)Spalt m; (in traffic stream) → Lücke f; (= forest clearing)Lichtung f; (fig: in conversation) → Anknüpfungspunkt m
(= beginning, initial stages)Anfang m; (Chess, Cards) → Eröffnung f
(= official opening) (of exhibition, stores)Eröffnung f; (of building)Einweihung f, → Eröffnung f; (of motorway)Freigabe f(für den Verkehr); Opening of ParliamentParlamentseröffnung f
(= action) (of door, mouth, bottle, letter, pub, shop etc)Öffnen nt; (of flower)Aufgehen nt; (of account)Eröffnung f; (= setting up: of shop, school etc) → Eröffnen nt, → Aufmachen nt; hours of openingÖffnungszeiten pl
(= opportunity)Möglichkeit f, → Chance f; (= job vacancy)(freie) Stelle; he gave his adversary an openinger bot seinem Gegner eine Blöße; leave an opening for negotiationslassen Sie die Möglichkeit für Verhandlungen offen
attr (= initial, first)erste(r, s); remarkseinführend; opening speechEröffnungsrede f; opening moveerster Zug; (Chess also) → Eröffnungszug m

opening

:
opening ceremony
nEröffnungsfeierlichkeiten pl
opening hours
plÖffnungszeiten pl
opening night
nEröffnungsvorstellung f(am Abend)
opening price
n (St Ex) → Eröffnungs- or Anfangskurs m
opening stock market
n (St Ex) → Börsenbeginn m
opening time
nÖffnungszeit f; what are the bank’s openings?wann hat die Bank geöffnet?; when is opening on Sundays?wann machen am Sonntag die Lokale auf?

opening

[ˈəʊpnɪŋ]
1. adj (gen) → d'apertura; (ceremony, speech) → d'apertura, inaugurale
2. n
a. (gap) → apertura; (in wall) → breccia
b. (beginning) → inizio (also official opening) (of factory, hospital) → inaugurazione f; (first performance, of film, play) → prima (rappresentazione f)
c. (opportunity) → occasione f, possibilità f inv; (post) → posto vacante
to give one's opponent an opening → offrire il fianco all'avversario

open

(ˈəupən) adjective
1. not shut, allowing entry or exit. an open box; The gate is wide open.
2. allowing the inside to be seen. an open book.
3. ready for business etc. The shop is open on Sunday afternoons; After the fog had cleared, the airport was soon open again; The gardens are open to the public.
4. not kept secret. an open show of affection.
5. frank. He was very open with me about his work.
6. still being considered etc. Leave the matter open.
7. empty, with no trees, buildings etc. I like to be out in the open country; an open space.
verb
1. to make or become open. He opened the door; The door opened; The new shop opened last week.
2. to begin. He opened the meeting with a speech of welcome.
ˈopener noun
something that opens (something). a tin-opener.
ˈopening noun
1. a hole; a clear or open space. an opening in the fence/forest.
2. a beginning. the opening of the film; (also adjective) the chairman's opening remarks.
3. the act of becoming or making open, the ceremony of making open. the opening of a flower/shop/door; the opening of the new theatre.
4. an opportunity for work. There are good openings in the automobile industry.
ˈopenly adverb
frankly. She talked very openly about it.
ˈopen-air adjective
outside. an open-air meeting.
ˌopen-ˈminded adjective
willing to consider new ideas. an open-minded approach to the problem.
ˌopen-ˈplan adjective
(of a building) built with few walls inside. an open-plan office.
be an open secret
to be known to many people although supposed to be a secret. It's an open secret that she's getting married next week.
bring (something) out into the open
to make (something) public. This affair has been kept a secret for too long – it's time it was brought out into the open.
in the open
outside; in the open air. It's very healthy for children to be able to play in the open.
in the open air
not in a building. If it doesn't rain, we'll have the party in the open air.
keep/have an open mind
to have a willingness to listen to or accept new ideas, other people's suggestions etc (eg before making a decision). It doesn't seem to be a very good plan, but I think we should keep an open mind about it for the time being.
open on to
(of a door etc) to open towards. Our front door opens straight on to the street.
the open sea
any area of sea far from land. When they reached the open sea, they were faced with large waves.
open to
1. likely or willing to receive. open to charges of corruption; open to suggestions from any member of staff.
2. possible. There are only two courses of action open to us.
open up
1. to open (a shop etc). I open up the shop at nine o'clock every morning.
2. to open (a box etc) completely. He opened up the parcel.
3. to open the (main) door of a building etc. `Open up!' shouted the policeman. `We know you are in there!'
with open arms
in a very friendly way. They received their visitors with open arms.

o·pen·ing

n. abertura, orificio de entrada o salida.

opening

n abertura