opening

[O┬Ěpen*ing]

An opening is an empty space. That opening in the back of your closet might lead to a secret room. A job opening, on the other hand, is an available job that could open you up to an entirely new career.

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The act or process of opening; a beginning; commencement; first appearance; as, the opening of a speech.

Noun
the first of a series of actions; "he memorized all the important chess openings"

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

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

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

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

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Noun
an aperture or hole opening into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"

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

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

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

Noun
a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise

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"

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

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


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.
A place which is open; a breach; an aperture; a gap; cleft, or hole.

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.


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.] Dickens. 4. A thinly wooded space, without undergrowth, in the midst of a forest; as, oak openings. [U.S.] Cooper.

The act or process of opening; a beginning; commencement; first appearance; as, the opening of a speech.

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Usage Examples

I am rediscovering the whole sexual dimension of life at the age of 86, really. And that also means discovering the feminine. So the whole of this dimension, which I had been seeking for a very long time, is now sort of opening itself up to me.

Every time I copy something, I can draw it for the rest of my life. But research is so painful - I mean just opening up a magazine looking for a picture of a car or looking out the window looking for a car is just hard!

I think all jocks have a sensitive side. It's just, will they show it to anybody? Will they let their guard down and stop being tough and the cool jock guy around their friends, or just relax? I don't know if it's best to say opening up, but just relax and really say what you're actually thinking, and not what you think people want to hear.

I remember opening my dad's closet and there were, like, 40 suits, every color of the rainbow, plaid and winter and summer. He had two jewelry boxes full of watches and lighters and cuff links. And just... he was that guy. He was probably unfulfilled in his life in many ways.

I'm not old-fashioned when it comes to dating, but there's something nice about a guy pulling out a girl's chair and opening the door for her, even if it's just in the beginning.

An important consequence of freeing oneself from the fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality of a universal and non-denominational type.

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.

A jellyfish is little more than a pulsating bell, a tassel of trailing tentacles and a single digestive opening through which it both eats and excretes - as regrettable an example of economy of design as ever was.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

I'm coming out with a wine... I'm actually a restaurateur. I have Famous Famiglia Pizzeria that has opened up in the Sacramento airport. I'm also working with my business partner on opening up the Linnethia Lounge.

Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.

I think a gentleman is someone who holds the comfort of other people above their own. The instinct to do that is inside every good man, I believe. The rules about opening doors and buying dinner and all of that other 'gentleman' stuff is a chess game, especially these days.

As soon as you concern yourself with the 'good' and 'bad' of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you.

I believe there is a relationship between having an interest in the arts and the behaviour of society as a whole. Some politicians find it difficult that the arts is a weapon of happiness... Politics is often about deprivation rather than the opening up of ideas and nourishing creative endeavour.

I woke up one morning with this song in my head, and the opening line of the song is, 'My name was Richard Nixon, only now I'm a girl.'

A lot of times, we're just sold these movies that are really cynically conceived and marketed, and they just want you there opening weekend, before everybody finds out it's not so good.

For hundreds of millions of Americans who believe in God, prayer is our bridge between Earth and Heaven, our way of opening our hearts to the Lord. Through this intimate relationship we find peace and guidance.

I have never made fun of religion. Religion is something I don't even want to mess with, because I am really afraid of the clouds opening up and my being struck by lightning.

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