Meaning of opening

Definition of opening

(adj) first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"
(noun) 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"
becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received good critical reviews"
the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"
opportunity especially for employment or promotion; "there is an opening in the sales department"
the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme"
a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
the first of a series of actions

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