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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)

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.

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."