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  Definition of opening
  1. the first of a series of actions; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
  2. the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"
  3. becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
  4. an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
  5. a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
  6. an aperture or hole opening into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
  7. a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
  8. the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme"
  9. the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received good critical reviews"
  10. a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
  11. 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"
  12. opportunity especially for employment or promotion; "there is an opening in the sales department"
  13. first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven''s Fifth"; "the play''s opening scene"
Similar Words: first step, initiative, opening move, hatchway, scuttle, orifice, porta, possibility, possible action, opening night, curtain raising, gap

 

Hyponyms: curtain raiser, first base, peace initiative, cut, cutting, escape hatch, aperture, bell, breech, rear of barrel, rear of tube, exit, issue, outlet, way out, fly, fly front, gap, crack, gun muzzle, muzzle, hole, intake, interstice, lunette, fenestella, mouth, neck, port, embrasure, porthole, slit, spout, throat, wicket, lattice, grille, window, vent, blastopore, aortic orifice, stoma, porta hepatis, spiracle, os, cervix, uterine cervix, cervix uteri, fenestra, cardia, introitus, urethral orifice, external orifice, pylorus, fontanelle, fontanel, soft spot, naris, rima, possible, teaser, salutation, pocket, Ranvier's nodes, nodes of Ranvier, foramen, hiatus, breach, chasm, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure, rift, rip, rent, snag, split, tear

 

Part Meronyms: surface, Earth's surface

 

Derivational Morphology: open, open up, unfold, spread, spread out, afford, give, gap, breach

 

Anagrams: epigone

 

 
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