Meaning of OPENING in English

OPENING

transcription, транскрипция: [ oʊpənɪŋ ]

( openings)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

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

2.

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.

= beginning

N-COUNT : usu N of n

3.

An opening is a hole or empty space through which things or people can pass.

He squeezed through a narrow opening in the fence.

N-COUNT

4.

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.

N-COUNT

5.

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.

N-COUNT

6.

An opening is a job that is available.

We don’t have any openings now, but we’ll call you if something comes up.

N-COUNT

7.

see also open

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