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Opening — synonyms, opening antonyms, definition

1. opening (a)

9 synonyms
basic beginning earliest elementary initial maiden original primary virginal

2. opening (Noun)

115 synonyms
Advent advance adventure alcove aperture arising availability beginning breach break carnival cavity chamber chance chasm chess opening cleft coincidence commencement convenience • • •
1 antonym
13 definitions

opening (Noun) — An open or empty space in or between things. ex. "there was a small opening between the trees"

opening (Noun) — A ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise.

opening (Noun) — Becoming open or being made open. ex. "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"

opening (Noun) — The first performance (as of a theatrical production). ex. "the opening received good critical reviews"

opening (Noun) — The act of opening something. ex. "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"

opening (Noun) — Opportunity especially for employment or promotion. ex. "there is an opening in the sales department"

opening (Noun) — The initial part of the introduction. ex. "the opening established the basic theme"

opening (Noun) — A possible alternative.

opening (Noun) — An aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity. ex. "the opening into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"

opening (Noun) — A vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made. ex. "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"

opening (Noun) — An entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship.

opening (Noun) — (chess) a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess. ex. "he memorized all the important chess openings"

opening (Noun) — The first of a series of actions.

30 types of
alternative artefact artifact beginning ceremonial ceremonial occasion ceremony chance change of integrity choice commencement entrance entranceway entree entry entryway introduction motility motion move • • •
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Grille Ranvier's nodes anus aortic orifice aperture bell blastopore breach breech cardia cervix cervix uteri chasm cleft crack crevice curtain raiser cut cutting diastema • • •
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3. opening (Adjective)

1 antonym
1 definition

opening (Adjective) — First or beginning. ex. "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth" ex. "the play's opening scene"

4. opening (Verb)

5 synonyms
affording giving opening up spreading spreading out
1 antonym
11 definitions

opening (Verb) — Cause to allow entrance or exit; allow entry after being shut. ex. "Mary opened the car door"

opening (Verb) — Start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning. ex. "open a business"

opening (Verb) — Become open. ex. "The door opened"

opening (Verb) — Begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.. ex. "He opened the meeting with a long speech"

opening (Verb) — Spread out or open from a closed or folded state. ex. "open the map"

opening (Verb) — Make available. ex. "This opens up new possibilities"

opening (Verb) — Become available. ex. "an opportunity opened up"

opening (Verb) — Have an opening, passage or outlet. ex. "The bedrooms open into the hall"

opening (Verb) — (chess) make the opening move. ex. "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"

opening (Verb) — Provide entry or access to. ex. "the door opens to the patio"

opening (Verb) — Display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer.

17 types of
affording arising changing state coming up commencing displaying embarking on exhibiting exposing giving going moving starting starting up turning undoing yielding
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1 see also
open up