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.

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

How to pronounce opening?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Guo Shuqing:

    In the past 40 years, the development of China's society and economy has encountered many difficulties and problems, but as long as we uphold the leadership of the Communist Party and reform and opening up, we can surmount all challenges, the progress of China's economy cannot be reversed by any force.

  2. Annika Sorenstam:

    Looking back, I don’t second-guess. I like to look forward, not spend energy on what could have been, it’s all about opening doors. That’s one thing I’ve learned. I’ve heard from a lot of people – you can imagine, a lot of opinions, a lot of comments. I hear clearly what those people say. I know they see it differently. But I listen and I embrace them all.

  3. Eastern Affairs David Schenker:

    I think it had been quite a while since we had a face-to-face, and Israel is doing much better than a lot of countries in the mitigating the threat of Covid, and in fact opening up quite a bit now.

  4. Gabriele Sorbara:

    The capital markets have improved. The window is opening up for a lot of these companies, you've seen companies enter the capital markets to fund their 2015 budgets, ensure they don't trip their loan covenants should oil prices remain depressed, or just simply to shore up their balance sheets.

  5. Richard Nixon:

    But above all, what this Congress can be remembered for is opening the way to a new American revolutiona peaceful revolution in which power was turned back to the peoplein which government at all levels was refreshed and renewed and made truly responsive. This can be a revolution as profound, as far-reaching, as exciting as that first revolution almost 200 years agoand it can mean that just 5 years from now America will enter its third century as a young nation new in spirit, with all the vigor and the freshness with which it began its first century.

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