HyperDic: opening

English > 14 senses of the word opening:
NOUNobjectopening, gapan open or empty space in or between things
eventopeninga ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
actopeningbecoming open or being made open
eventopening, opening night, curtain raisingthe first performance (as of a theatrical production)
actopeningthe act of opening something
stateopeningopportunity especially for employment or promotion
communicationopeningthe initial part of the introduction
cognitionopening, possibility, possible actiona possible alternative
bodyopening, orifice, portaan aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
artifactopeninga vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
artifactopening, hatchway, scuttlean entrance equipped with a hatch
actopening, chess openinga recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game / game / game of chess
actopening, first step, initiative, opening movethe first of a series of actions
ADJECTIVEallopeningfirst or beginning
opening > pronunciation
Soundsow'pahnihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > opening: 14 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFirst or beginning.
Examples
  • "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"
  • "the play's opening scene"
Narrowerbeginning, firstServing to begin
inaugural, initiative, initiatory, first, maidenServing to set in motion
introductoryServing to open or begin
startingAppropriate to the beginning or start of an event
Oppositeclosingfinal or ending
Spanishde apertura, inaugural
Catalaninaugural
Nounsopeningthe first of a series of actions
openingthe first performance (as of a theatrical production)
English > opening: 14 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningAn open or empty space in or between things.
Example"there was a small opening between the trees"
Synonymgap
Part ofsurface, Earth's surfaceThe outermost level of the land or sea
NarrowerRanvier's nodes, nodes of Ranviersmall gaps in the myelin sheath of medullated axons
breachAn opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)
chasmA deep opening in the earth's surface
crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissureA long narrow opening
diastemaA gap or vacant space between two teeth
foramen, hiatusA natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
holeAn opening into or through something
mouthAn opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge)
pocketAn opening at the corner or on the side / side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck
riftA gap between cloud masses
rip, rent, snag, split, tearAn opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
windowAn opening that resembles a window in appearance or function
BroaderspaceAn empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
Spanishabertura, apertura, claro
Catalanobertura
Verbsopenhave an opening or passage or outlet
English > opening: 14 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise.
Broaderceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observanceA formal event performed on a special occasion
Spanishapertura, ceremonia de apertura, comienzo, inauguración
Catalancerimònia d'obertura, començament, inauguració
Verbsopenstart to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
openbegin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals / recitals / recitals / recitals / recitals, etc.
English > opening: 14 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningBecoming open or being made open.
Example"the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
Narrowercut, cuttingThe act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
Broaderchange of integrityThe act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
Spanishapertura
Catalanobertura
Verbsopencause to open or to become open
openbecome open
openspread out or open from a closed or folded state
English > opening: 14 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningThe first performance (as of a theatrical production).
Example"the opening received good critical reviews"
Synonymsopening night, curtain raising
BroaderstartThe beginning of anything
Spanishestreno
Catalanestrena
Adjectivesopeningfirst or beginning
English > opening: 14 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of opening something.
Example"the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
Oppositeshutting, closingThe act of closing something
Catalanobertura
Verbsopencause to open or to become open
English > opening: 14 senses > noun 6, state
Meaningopportunity especially for employment or promotion.
Example"there is an opening in the sales department"
Broaderopportunity, chanceA possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
Spanishoportunidad, plaza
Catalanoportunitat
Verbsopenmake available
openbecome available
English > opening: 14 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningThe initial part of the introduction.
Example"the opening established the basic theme"
Narrowersalutationword of greeting used to begin a letter
teaserAn attention-getting opening presented at the start of a television show
BroaderintroductionThe first section of a communication
Spanishabertura, apertura, comienzo
English > opening: 14 senses > noun 8, cognition
MeaningA possible alternative.
Synonymspossibility, possible action
NarrowerpossibleSomething that can be done
Broaderoption, alternative, choiceOne of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
Spanishoportunidad, posibilidad, posible acción
English > opening: 14 senses > noun 9, body
MeaningAn aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity.
Synonymsorifice, porta
NarroweranusThe excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal
aortic orificeThe orifice from the lower left chamber of the heart to the aorta
blastoporeThe opening into the archenteron
cardiaThe opening into the stomach and that part of the stomach connected to the esophagus
cervix, uterine cervix, cervix uterinecklike opening to the uterus
fenestraA small opening covered with membrane (especially one in the bone between the middle and inner ear)
fontanelle, fontanel, soft spotAny membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
introitusentrance or opening to a hollow organ or tube (especially the vaginal opening)
mouthThe externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
narisAny of the openings to the nasal cavities that allow air to flow through the cavities to the pharynx
osA mouth or mouthlike opening
porta hepatisopening for major blood vessels to enter and leave the liver
pylorusA small circular opening between the stomach and the duodenum
rimaA narrow elongated opening or fissure between two symmetrical parts
spiracleA breathing orifice
stomaA mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)
urethral orifice, external orificeThe orifice through which urine is discharged
ventexternal opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate
Broaderpassage, passagewayA path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
Spanishabertura, orificio, porta, puerta
Catalanorifici, porta
Verbsopenafford access to
openhave an opening or passage or outlet
English > opening: 14 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningA vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made.
Example"they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
NarrowerapertureAn man-made opening
bellThe flared opening of a tubular device
breech, rear of barrel, rear of tubeopening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded
exit, issue, outlet, way outAn opening that permits escape or release
fly, fly frontAn opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth
gap, crackA narrow opening
gun muzzle, muzzleThe open circular discharging end of a gun / gun
holeAn opening deliberately made in or through something
intake, inletAn opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container
intersticesmall opening between things
lunette, fenestellaoval or circular opening
mouthThe opening of a jar or bottle
neck, neck openingAn opening in a garment for the neck of the wearer
pass-throughAn opening that resembles a window between two rooms (especially a shelved opening between a kitchen and dining room that is used to pass dishes / dishes)
port, embrasure, portholeAn opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
slitA long narrow opening
spoutAn opening that allows the passage of liquids / liquids or grain
throatAn opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep
wicket, lattice, grillesmall opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted
windowA transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back
windowAn opening in a wall or screen that admits light and air and through which customers can be served
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
Spanishabertura, claro
Catalanobertura
English > opening: 14 senses > noun 11, artifact
MeaningAn entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship.
Synonymshatchway, scuttle
PartshatchA movable barrier covering a hatchway
Narrowerescape hatchhatchway that provides a means of escape in an emergency
Broaderentrance, entranceway, entryway, entry, entreeSomething that provides access (to get in or get out)
Spanishescotilla
Catalanescotilla
Verbsopenhave an opening or passage or outlet
English > opening: 14 senses > noun 12, act
MeaningA recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game / game / game of chess.
Example"he memorized all the important chess openings"
Synonymchess opening
Categorychess, chess gameA board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules
Broadersuccession, sequenceThe action of following in order
Catalanobertura
English > opening: 14 senses > noun 13, act
MeaningThe first of a series of actions.
Synonymsfirst step, initiative, opening move
Narrowercurtain raiserAny preliminary activity
first baseThe initial stage / stage in accomplishing something
peace initiativeopening move in negotiating a peace treaty
Broaderbeginning, start, commencementThe act of starting something
Spanishiniciativa, primer paso
Catalaniniciativa, primer pas
Adjectivesopeningfirst or beginning
Verbsopenmake the opening move
openstart to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
openbegin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals / recitals / recitals / recitals / recitals, etc.

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