opening adj : first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene" [ant: closing]
1 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" [syn: gap]
2 a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
3 becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
4 the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received good critical reviews" [syn: opening night, curtain raising]
5 the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door" [ant: shutting]
6 opportunity especially for employment or promotion; "there is an opening in the sales department"
7 the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme"
9 an aperture or hole opening into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart" [syn: orifice, porta]
10 a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
11 an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship [syn: hatchway, scuttle]
12 the first of a series of actions; "he memorized all the important chess openings" [syn: first step, initiative, opening move]
first few moves in a game of chess
- German: Eröffnung
first performance of a show or play by a particular troupe
- German: Eröffnungsvorstellung
initial period an art gallery or museum is first opened
first few measures of a musical composition
- present participle of open
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- Chess opening
- Al-Fatiha, "The Opening", first chapter of the Qur'an.
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- Grand opening of a business or other institution.
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- The opening credits or title sequence of a TV show or film.
- Opening statement, a beginning statement in a court case.
opening in Italian: Apertura
opening in Dutch: Opening
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