Meaning of OPENING in English

OPENING

I. o ‧ pen ‧ ing 1 S3 /ˈəʊp ə nɪŋ $ ˈoʊ-/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: noun : the open, ↑ opener , ↑ opening , ↑ openness ; adjective : ↑ open , ↑ opening , ↑ unopened ; verb : ↑ open ; adverb : ↑ openly ]

1 . [countable] the time when a new building, road etc is used for the first time, or when a public event begins, especially when it involves a special ceremony

opening of

the official opening of the new theatre

the opening of the Cannes film festival

2 . [countable] a hole or space in something

opening in

a narrow opening in the fence

3 . [countable usually singular] the beginning or first part of something

opening of

at the opening of the trial

4 . [countable] a job that is available:

There are very few openings in scientific research.

5 . [countable] a chance for someone to do or say something

opening for

His question left an opening for me to say exactly what I thought.

6 . [uncountable] when something opens, or is opened

opening of

I was startled by the sudden opening of the door.

II. opening 2 BrE AmE adjective [only before noun]

[ Word Family: noun : the open, ↑ opener , ↑ opening , ↑ openness ; adjective : ↑ open , ↑ opening , ↑ unopened ; verb : ↑ open ; adverb : ↑ openly ]

first or beginning:

the opening match of the season

the opening chapter of the book

the chairman’s opening remarks

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.