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"
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"
4. opening - noun
· the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received good critical reviews"
Synonym(s): opening_night, curtain_raising
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
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"
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"
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"
15. open - verb
· start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"
16. open - verb
· become open; "The door opened"
Hypernym(s): change_state, turn
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
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
19. open - verb
· make available; "This opens up new possibilities"
Hypernym(s): yield, give, afford
20. open - verb
· become available; "an opportunity opened 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
25. opening - adjective
· first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"
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