What does OPENING mean?

Definitions for OPENING
ˈoʊ pə nɪŋOPENING

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word OPENING.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. opening, gap(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

  3. opening(noun)

    becoming open or being made open

    "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"

  4. opening, opening night, curtain raising(noun)

    the first performance (as of a theatrical production)

    "the opening received good critical reviews"

  5. opening(noun)

    the act of opening something

    "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"

  6. opening(noun)

    opportunity especially for employment or promotion

    "there is an opening in the sales department"

  7. opening(noun)

    the initial part of the introduction

    "the opening established the basic theme"

  8. possibility, possible action, opening(noun)

    a possible alternative

    "bankruptcy is always a possibility"

  9. 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"

  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"

  11. hatchway, opening, scuttle(noun)

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

  12. opening, chess opening(noun)

    a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess

    "he memorized all the important chess openings"

  13. first step, initiative, opening move, opening(adj)

    the first of a series of actions

  14. opening(adj)

    first or beginning

    "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"

GCIDE

  1. Opening(n.)

    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.

Wiktionary

  1. opening(Noun)

    A hole; a gap; a crevice.

  2. opening(Noun)

    The first few moves in a game of chess.

    John spends two hours a day studying openings, and another two hours studying endgames.

  3. opening(Noun)

    An unoccupied employment position.

    We have an opening in our marketing department.

  4. opening(Noun)

    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.

  5. opening(Noun)

    The initial period a show at an art gallery or museum is first opened, especially the first evening.

  6. opening(Noun)

    The first few measures of a musical composition.

  7. opening(Noun)

    A time available for an appointment.

    If you'd like to make a booking with us, we have an opening at twelve o'clock.

  8. opening(Noun)

    A chance to make progress in a game, for example to score a goal.

Freebase

  1. Opening

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. opening

    A passage within the human body.

    The vagina is an opening within a female human body.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 26, 2020  
  2. opening

    Verb form of the word open.

    The opening of the new business was delightful

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'OPENING' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2064

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'OPENING' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2723

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'OPENING' in Nouns Frequency: #859

How to pronounce OPENING?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say OPENING in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of OPENING in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of OPENING in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of OPENING in a Sentence

  1. Quentin Tarantino:

    Having 'Misirlou' as your opening credit, it's just so intense.

  2. Huzaifah Khaled:

    The idea was borne out of a desire to help the homeless, it came about when I was struck by the rising number of homeless in the United Kingdom, and realized there had to be a way to ensure they had 24/7 access to food, clothing, and other basic necessities, and without being limited to the fairly disparate opening hours of the various shelters and charities that exist.

  3. Angela Merkel:

    We are opening a new chapter.

  4. Li Keqiang:

    China will maintain our long-standing commitment to reform and opening in order to continue to expand and open. We welcome more and more foreign investment to come to China, we will also relax (restrictions on) access to even more fields to create a market-oriented, law-based internationalized business environment.

  5. Neil Morrison:

    This research is opening new doors for the future of farming with pest control methods that are non-toxic and pesticide-free.

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