What does opening mean?

Definitions for opening
ˈoʊ pə nɪŋopen·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. opening, gapnoun

    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. openingnoun

    a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise

  3. openingnoun

    becoming open or being made open

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

  4. opening, opening night, curtain raisingnoun

    the first performance (as of a theatrical production)

    "the opening received good critical reviews"

  5. openingnoun

    the act of opening something

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

  6. openingnoun

    opportunity especially for employment or promotion

    "there is an opening in the sales department"

  7. openingnoun

    the initial part of the introduction

    "the opening established the basic theme"

  8. possibility, possible action, openingnoun

    a possible alternative

    "bankruptcy is always a possibility"

  9. orifice, opening, portanoun

    an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity

    "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"

  10. openingnoun

    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, scuttlenoun

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

  12. opening, chess openingnoun

    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, openingadjective

    the first of a series of actions

  14. openingadjective

    first or beginning

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

GCIDE

  1. Openingnoun

    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. openingnoun

    A hole; a gap; a crevice.

  2. openingnoun

    The first few moves in a game of chess.

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

  3. openingnoun

    An unoccupied employment position.

    We have an opening in our marketing department.

  4. openingnoun

    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. openingnoun

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

  6. openingnoun

    The first few measures of a musical composition.

  7. openingnoun

    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. openingnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Openingnoun

    Etymology: from open.

    The fire thus up, makes its way through the cracks and openings of the earth. John Woodward, Nat. Hist.

    God has been pleased to dissipate this confusion and chaos, and to give us some openings, some dawnings of liberty and settlement. Robert South, Sermons.

    The opening of your glory was like that of light; you shone to us from afar and disclosed your first beams on distant nations. Dryden.

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. openingverb

    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

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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. State Department:

    As the President stated on December 6, 2017, the historic opening of our embassy recognizes the reality that Jerusalem is the capital of The Israelis and the seat of its government.

  2. Director Mueller:

    I'd like to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu who said and I quote,' You didn't charge the President because of the( Office of Legal Counsel) OLC opinion.' That is not the correct way to say it, as we say in the report and as I said at the opening, we did not reach a determination as to whether the President committed a crime.

  3. Farah Griffin:

    Not only is the retired former President watching this from Florida, but I would also note that potential 2024 Republican candidates, I believe, are paying very close attention to this, there are many people, gearing up -- considering -- to run. And they are looking for that lane of an opening where Donald Jr. is weakened. ... If Mike Pompeo are a Mike Pompeo or a Mike Pence, this opens a window to Mike Pompeo if it goes further.

  4. State John Kerry:

    While finding a way forward on Syria will not be easy -- it's not going to be automatic -- it is the most promising opportunity for a political opening we have seen, what that transitional government could look like, who would be part of it, how they would meet and at what frequency -- all of this is up in the air.

  5. Shachi Irde:

    ...the pipeline is not available. There are not enough women in senior management currently to occupy all the positions that are opening up for women, organisations have to focus on inclusion at all levels right from the beginning to ensure that they have a healthy pipeline to move up the ladder.

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