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"
a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
becoming open or being made open
"the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
opening, opening night, curtain raising(noun)
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"
possibility, possible action, opening(noun)
a possible alternative
"bankruptcy is always a possibility"
orifice, opening, porta(noun)
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"
hatchway, opening, scuttle(noun)
an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
opening, chess opening(noun)
a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess
"he memorized all the important chess openings"
first step, initiative, opening move, opening(adj)
the first of a series of actions
first or beginning
"the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"
Hence: A vacant place; a job which does not have a current occupant; as, they are now interviewing candidates for the two openings in the department.
A hole; a gap; a crevice.
The first few moves in a game of chess.
John spends two hours a day studying openings, and another two hours studying endgames.
An unoccupied employment position.
We have an opening in our marketing department.
The first performance of a show or play by a particular troupe.
They were disappointed at the turnout for their opening, but hoped that word would spread.
The initial period a show at an art gallery or museum is first opened, especially the first evening.
The first few measures of a musical composition.
A time available for an appointment.
If you'd like to make a booking with us, we have an opening at twelve o'clock.
A chance to make progress in a game, for example to score a goal.
In mathematical morphology, opening is the dilation of the erosion of a set A by a structuring element B: where and denote erosion and dilation, respectively. Together with closing, the opening serves in computer vision and image processing as a basic workhorse of morphological noise removal. Opening removes small objects from the foreground of an image, placing them in the background, while closing removes small holes in the foreground, changing small islands of background into foreground. These techniques can also be used to find specific shapes in an image. Opening can be used to find things into which a specific structuring element can fit. One can think of B sweeping around the inside of the boundary of A, so that it does not extend beyond the boundary, and shaping the A boundary around the boundary of the element.
Opening (noun) is an introduction of something to happen.
Opening is an outlet that can leave behind all sad episodes in life.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'opening' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2064
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'opening' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2723
Rank popularity for the word 'opening' in Nouns Frequency: #859
The numerical value of opening in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of opening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, an opening quotation is a symphony preluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.
We’re really pleased with the opening and we think we’re going to leg out well from here, that older demographic doesn’t necessarily rush out on opening weekend.
They say they are opening the market, but in reality it is a very, very restricted opening, there are lots of ifs ... nd buts when it comes to actually making direct investments.
The things that have happened to me in my career when they put -- well, she was the first or she did that, it's really not about me. It's just about opening doors and opening people's minds.
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Translations for opening
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- oberturaCatalan, Valencian
- Eröffnung, Öffnung, offene Stelle, Eröffnungsvorstellung, freie StelleGerman
- avaus, aukko, avaaminen, ensi-ilta, reikä, [[avoin]] [[paikka]], avajaiset, kolo, tilaisuus, aloitus, alku, rako, mahdollisuus, avautuminen, [[tyhjä]] [[paikka]], paikkaFinnish
- trou, ouvertureFrench
- beul, tollScottish Gaelic
- sigla, aperturaItalian
- angotanga, pūaha, whakatuwheratanga, whakapuaretangaMāori
- vaga, início, aberturaPortuguese
- открытие, дебют, отверстие, проход, вакансия, увертюра, началоRussian
- öppning, spelöppningSwedish
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