Meaning of OPENING in English
/ ˈəʊpnɪŋ; NAmE ˈoʊ-/ noun , adjective
[ C ] a space or hole that sb/sth can pass through :
We could see the stars through an opening in the roof.
[ C , usually sing. ] the beginning or first part of sth :
The movie has an exciting opening.
[ C , usually sing. ] a ceremony to celebrate the start of a public event or the first time a new building, road, etc. is used :
the opening of the Olympic Games
the official opening of the new hospital
[ C , U ] the act or process of making sth open or of becoming open :
the opening of a flower
the opening of the new play
Late opening of supermarkets is common in Britain now.
[ C ] a job that is available
SYN vacancy :
There are several openings in the sales department.
➡ note at job
[ C ] a good opportunity for sb :
Winning the competition was the opening she needed for her career.
[ C ] part of a piece of clothing that is made to open and close so that it can be put on easily :
The skirt has a side opening.
[ only before noun ] first; beginning :
his opening remarks
the opening chapter of the book
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005