Meaning of OPENING in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈəupnɪŋ ]

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

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.