Meaning of OPENING in English

OPENING

I.

noun

1 beginning

ADJECTIVE

▪ successful

It was the most successful ~ of any British movie ever.

▪ chess

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ to

the famous ~ to the novel

2 hole; way in/out

ADJECTIVE

▪ large , wide

▪ narrow , small

▪ window

VERB + OPENING

▪ cut

▪ create , make

▪ block , cover , seal

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ in

to cut an ~ in the fence

▪ ~ to

the ~ to the kitchen

3 opportunity; job which is available

ADJECTIVE

▪ new

▪ possible

▪ clear ( sports )

He missed one of the clearest ~s in the game.

▪ job , political

VERB + OPENING

▪ create , provide

Cooper created the ~ for Russell to shoot the first goal.

▪ give sb

▪ fill

She is the strongest candidate to fill this ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ for , ~ in

career ~s for biologists in industry

4 ceremony

ADJECTIVE

▪ grand

▪ formal

▪ official , royal , state

the state ~ of Parliament ( in the UK )

VERB + OPENING

▪ attend

▪ celebrate

▪ mark

OPENING + NOUN

▪ ceremony

II.

adj.

Opening is used with these nouns: ↑ act , ↑ address , ↑ balance , ↑ batsman , ↑ bell , ↑ bend , ↑ bid , ↑ ceremony , ↑ chapter , ↑ concert , ↑ credit , ↑ day , ↑ fixture , ↑ hour , ↑ lap , ↑ measure , ↑ minute , ↑ monologue , ↑ move , ↑ movement , ↑ night , ↑ page , ↑ paragraph , ↑ passage , ↑ prelude , ↑ quarter , ↑ reception , ↑ remark , ↑ round , ↑ scene , ↑ section , ↑ sentence , ↑ sequence , ↑ session , ↑ shot , ↑ skirmish , ↑ solo , ↑ speech , ↑ stage , ↑ time , ↑ track , ↑ try

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