Meaning of OPENING in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ oʊpənɪŋ ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
The opening event, item, day, or week in a series is the first one.
They returned to take part in the season’s opening game.
...the opening day of the fifth General Synod.
ADJ : ADJ n
The opening of something such as a book, play, or concert is the first part of it.
The opening of the scene depicts Akhnaten and his family in a moment of intimacy.
N-COUNT : usu N of n
An opening is a hole or empty space through which things or people can pass.
He squeezed through a narrow opening in the fence.
An opening in a forest is a small area where there are no trees or bushes. ( mainly AM; in BRIT, usually use clearing )
I glanced down at the beach as we passed an opening in the trees.
An opening is a good opportunity to do something, for example to show people how good you are.
Her capabilities were always there; all she needed was an opening to show them.
An opening is a job that is available.
We don’t have any openings now, but we’ll call you if something comes up.
see also open
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006