Definition of "opening" []

  • The act or an instance of becoming open or being made to open. (noun)
  • An open space serving as a passage or gap. (noun)
  • A breach or aperture. (noun)
  • A clearing in the woods. (noun)
  • The first part or stage, as of a book. (noun)
  • The act of making or becoming open (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A vacant or unobstructed space, esp one that will serve as a passageway; gap (noun)
  • A tract in a forest in which trees are scattered or absent (noun)
  • The first part or stage of something (noun)
  • The first performance of something, esp a theatrical production (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A specific or formal sequence of moves at the start of any of certain games, esp chess or draughts (noun)
  • An opportunity or chance, esp for employment or promotion in a business concern (noun)
  • The preliminary statement made by counsel to the court or jury before adducing evidence in support of his or her case (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "opening" in a sentence
  • "Englert says the Palace's delay in opening is completely unrelated."
  • "Once illness came on and the term opening, found no money on hand with which to commence; but nothing daunted, a job of work was sought; a garden was found in which he worked hard two and a half hours before and after school at ten cents an hour."
  • ""Retailers are focusing more on what we term opening - to mid-price points as shoppers of every description are gravitating to the big box outlets," Schwartz told the conference."