Dictionary Results for opening


1. opening - 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"

Synonym(s): gap

Hypernym(s): space




2. opening - noun

· a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise

Hypernym(s): ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial_occasion, observance




3. opening - noun

· becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"

Hypernym(s): change_of_integrity




4. opening - noun

· the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received good critical reviews"

Synonym(s): opening_night, curtain_raising

Hypernym(s): start




5. opening - noun

· the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move, motility

Antonym(s): closing




6. opening - noun

· opportunity especially for employment or promotion; "there is an opening in the sales department"

Hypernym(s): opportunity, chance




7. opening - noun

· the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme"

Hypernym(s): introduction




8. opening - noun

· a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"

Synonym(s): possibility, possible_action

Hypernym(s): option, alternative, choice




9. opening - noun

· an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"

Synonym(s): orifice, porta

Hypernym(s): passage, passageway




10. opening - noun

· a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"

Hypernym(s): artifact, artefact




11. opening - noun

· an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship

Synonym(s): hatchway, scuttle

Hypernym(s): entrance, entranceway, entryway, entry, entree




12. opening - noun

· a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings"

Synonym(s): chess_opening

Hypernym(s): succession, sequence




13. opening - noun

· the first of a series of actions

Synonym(s): first_step, initiative, opening_move

Hypernym(s): beginning, start, commencement




14. open - verb

· cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"

Synonym(s): open_up

Antonym(s): close




15. open - verb

· start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"

Synonym(s): open_up

Antonym(s): close




16. open - verb

· become open; "The door opened"

Synonym(s): open_up

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn

Antonym(s): close




17. open - verb

· begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"

Hypernym(s): start, start_up, embark_on, commence

Antonym(s): close




18. open - verb

· spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"

Synonym(s): unfold, spread, spread_out

Hypernym(s): undo




19. open - verb

· make available; "This opens up new possibilities"

Synonym(s): open_up

Hypernym(s): yield, give, afford




20. open - verb

· become available; "an opportunity opened up"

Synonym(s): open_up

Hypernym(s): arise, come_up




21. open - verb

· have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall"




22. open - verb

· make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"

Hypernym(s): move, go




23. open - verb

· afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"

Synonym(s): afford, give




24. open - verb

· display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer

Hypernym(s): expose, exhibit, display

Antonym(s): close




25. opening - adjective

· first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"

Antonym(s): closing





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