Meaning of OPENING in English

OPENING

n. & adj.

--n.

1. an aperture or gap, esp. allowing access.

2 a favourable situation or opportunity.

3 a beginning; an initial part.

4 Chess a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game.

5 a counsel's preliminary statement of a case in a lawcourt.

--adj. initial, first.

Phrases and idioms:

opening-time Brit. the time at which public houses may legally open for custom.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.