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Definition of Opening

Babylon English

put into an open position
making open; aperture; available job; chance
move to an open position; be moved to an open position; begin; clear from obstructions; lead out or into; spread out; unseal; expose; make vulnerable; become receptive; remove restrictions; make accessible; make available
Opening Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
foramen, foris, os
Opening Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Open
  
(n.)
The act or process of opening; a beginning; commencement; first appearance; as, the opening of a speech.
  
(n.)
Hence: A vacant place; an opportunity; as, an opening for business.
  
(n.)
A thinly wooded space, without undergrowth, in the midst of a forest; as, oak openings.
  
(n.)
A place which is open; a breach; an aperture; a gap; cleft, or hole.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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opening
\o"pen*ing\, n.
1. the act or process of opening; a beginning; commencement; first appearance; as, the opening of a speech. the opening of your glory was like that of light.
2. a place which is open; a breach; an aperture; a gap; cleft, or hole. we saw him at the opening of his tent.
3. hence: a vacant place; an opportunity; as, an opening for business. [colloq.]
4. a thinly wooded space, without undergrowth, in the midst of a forest; as, oak openings. [u.s.] ooper.
opening
adj : first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of beethoven's fifth"; "the play's opening scene" [ant: closing] n
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"
8. a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility" [syn: possibility, possible action]


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; "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]




  similar words(3) 



 gill opening 
 opening move 
 counter opening 
English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Ag = n. f. an opening, a cleft, prep. with
Agorad = n. an opening
Agorol = a. opening, expanding
Ceg = n. a mouth, an opening
Diagor = a. without opening
Egawr = n. an opening
Egoredigaeth = n. an opening
Egoriadol = a. opening
Ffor = n. an opening, a pass
Gor = n. an extreme; an opening; a rim; a gore, a puss; a brood.
Also a prefix, denoting augmentation: a. superior; high; broody, ad. greatly; above; very
Gwelyd = n. an opening; a wound
Trych = n. an opening; a scope
WordNet 2.0

Noun
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"
(synonym) gap
(hypernym) space
(hyponym) pocket
(part-holonym) surface, Earth's surface
(derivation) open
2. a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
(hypernym) ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance
(derivation) open
3. becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
(hypernym) change of integrity
(hyponym) cut, cutting
(derivation) unfold, spread, spread out, open
4. the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received good critical reviews"
(synonym) opening night, curtain raising
(hypernym) start
5. the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"
(antonym) shutting, closing
(hypernym) motion, movement, move, motility
(derivation) open, open up
6. opportunity especially for employment or promotion; "there is an opening in the sales department"
(hypernym) opportunity, chance
(derivation) open, open up
7. the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme"
(hypernym) introduction
(hyponym) teaser
8. a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
(synonym) possibility, possible action
(hypernym) option, alternative, choice
(hyponym) possible
9. an aperture or hole opening into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
(synonym) orifice, porta
(hypernym) passage, passageway
(hyponym) vent
(derivation) open
10. a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
(hypernym) artifact, artefact
(hyponym) aperture
11. an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
(synonym) hatchway, scuttle
(hypernym) entrance, entranceway, entryway, entry, entree
(hyponym) escape hatch
(part-meronym) hatch
(derivation) open
12. the first of a series of actions; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
(synonym) first step, initiative, opening move
(hypernym) beginning, start, commencement
(hyponym) curtain raiser
(derivation) open

Adjective
1. first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"
(antonym) closing
(similar) beginning(a), first

Noun
1. a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"
(synonym) clear
(hypernym) area, country
2. where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open"
(synonym) outdoors, out-of-doors, open air
(hypernym) outside, exterior
3. a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play
(hypernym) tournament, tourney
4. information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"
(synonym) surface
(hypernym) public knowledge, general knowledge
(derivation) afford, give

Verb
1. cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
(synonym) open up
(antonym) close, shut
(hyponym) unbar
(cause) open up
(derivation) undoer, opener, unfastener, untier
2. start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"
(synonym) open up
(antonym) close, fold, shut down, close down
(hyponym) establish, set up, found, launch
(derivation) opening
3. become open; "The door opened"
(synonym) open up
(antonym) close, shut
(hypernym) change state, turn
(hyponym) unfasten
(derivation) opening
4. begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
(antonym) close
(hypernym) start, start up, embark on, commence
(hyponym) inaugurate
(see-also) pioneer, open up
(derivation) opener
5. spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
(synonym) unfold, spread, spread out
(hypernym) undo
(hyponym) divaricate
(derivation) opening
6. make available; "This opens up new possibilities"
(synonym) open up
(hypernym) yield, give, afford
(cause) open up
(derivation) opening
7. become available; "an opportunity opened up"
(synonym) open up
(hypernym) arise, come up
(derivation) opening
8. have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall"
(derivation) opening, gap
9. make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
(hypernym) move, go
(derivation) first step, initiative, opening move, opening
(classification) chess, chess game
10. afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
(synonym) afford, give
(derivation) surface
11. display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
(antonym) close
(hypernym) expose, exhibit, display

Adjective
1. affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; "an open door"; "they left the door open"
(synonym) unfastened
(antonym) shut, unopen, closed
(similar) ajar(p)
2. affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"
(antonym) closed
(similar) yawning
(see-also) unfastened
3. with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound"
(synonym) exposed
(similar) unprotected
4. open to or in view of all; "an open protest"; "an open letter to the editor"
(similar) public
5. used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened"
(synonym) opened
(antonym) closed, shut
(similar) agape(p), gaping
6. not having been filled; "the job is still open"
(similar) available
7. accessible to all; "open season"; "an open economy"
(similar) unrestricted
8. not defended or capable of being defended; "an open city"; "open to attack"
(synonym) assailable, undefendable, undefended
(similar) vulnerable
9. (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"
(synonym) loose
(similar) coarse
10. having no protecting cover or enclosure; "an open boat"; "an open fire"; "open sports cars"
(similar) unenclosed
11. opened out; "an open newspaper"
(similar) unfolded
12. of a set; containing points whose neighborhood consists of other points of the same set, or being the complement of an open set; of an interval; containing neither of its end points
(antonym) closed
(classification) mathematics, math, maths
13. not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought; "an open question"; "our position on this bill is still undecided"; "our lawsuit is still undetermined"
(synonym) undecided, undetermined, unresolved
(similar) unsettled
14. not sealed or having been unsealed; "the letter was already open"; "the opened package lay on the table"
(synonym) opened
(similar) unsealed
15. without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition; "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"; "her natural and open response"
(similar) unconstricted
16. relatively empty of and unobstructed by fences or hedges or headlands or shoals; "in open country"; "the open countryside"; "open waters"; "on the open seas"
(similar) empty
17. open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"
(synonym) overt
(similar) bald, barefaced
(see-also) explicit, expressed
18. used of string or hole or pipe of instruments
(synonym) unstopped
(classification) music
19. not requiring union membership; "an open shop employs nonunion workers"
(synonym) open(a)
(similar) nonunion
20. possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue open to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"
(synonym) capable, subject
(similar) susceptible
21. not secret; "open plans"; "an open ballot"
(similar) unconcealed
22. without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious; "open disregard of the law"; "open family strife"; "open hostility"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing indiscretion"
(synonym) blatant, blazing, conspicuous
(similar) unconcealed
23. affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"
(synonym) clear
(similar) unobstructed
24. lax in enforcing laws; "an open town"
(synonym) wide-open, lawless
(similar) unlawful
25. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk"
(synonym) candid, heart-to-heart
(similar) ingenuous, artless
26. sincere and free of reserve in expression; "Please be open with me"
(similar) honest, honorable
27. receptive to new ideas; "an open mind"; "open to new ideas"
(similar) unprejudiced, impartial
28. ready for business; "the stores are open"
(similar) active
Opening Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
The period at the beginning of the trading session officially designated by the exchange, during which all transactions are considered made "at the opening". Related: Close
Copyright © 2000, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Glossary of elevator industry terms
Opening - The clear passageway into an elevator
Opening Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Multimedia Glossary
a process by which the contents of a window may be viewed, or a program or application that is started
Opening Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Opening may refer to:
  • Al-Fatiha, "The Opening", the first chapter of the Qur'an
  • Backgammon opening
  • Chess opening
  • A title sequence or opening credits
  • , a term from contract bridge
  • , a term from contract bridge
  • Grand opening of a business or other institution
  • Hole (disambiguation)
  • Inauguration
  • Keynote (disambiguation)
  • Opening (morphology), a morphological filtering operation used in image processing
  • Opening sentence
  • Opening statement, a beginning statement in a court case
  • Overture
  • Salutation (greeting)
  • Vernissage

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Opening Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
OPEN, OPENING - To open a case is to make a statement of the pleadings in a case, which is called the opening.

The opening should be concise, very distinct and perspicuous. Its use is to enable the judge and jury to direct their attention to the real merits of the case and the points in issue.

The opening address or speech is that made immediately after the evidence has been closed; such address usually states, 1st. The full extent of the plaintiff's claims, and the circumstances under which they are made, to show that they are just and reasonable. 2d. At least an outline of the evidence by which those claims are to be established. 3d. The legal grounds and authorities in favor of the claim or of the proposed evidence. 4th. An anticipation of the expected defence and statement of the grounds on which it is futile, either in law or justice, and the reasons why it ought to fail. To open a judgment is to set it aside.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Opening Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Chess Terms
The beginning phase of a game, usually the first 10-15 moves. It is characterized by rapid development of forces, control and/or occupation of the centre, and getting the king to safety. The real purpose of the opening is to create an imbalance in the enemy's camp, and development of pieces to exploit this imbalance.
Chess Terminology
The first phase of the game, in which players concentrate on development, gaining room for their pieces to maneuver, and on bringing their Kings to safety.
Opening Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
sharu (anc.)
Opening Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
house of gaping, or opening
  
open; opening
  
opening
  
opening; open
  
opening
  
hole; opening
  
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