Meaning of OPENING in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈōp-niŋ, ˈō-pə- ]


Date: 13th century


a. : an act or instance of making or becoming open

b. : an act or instance of beginning : commencement ; especially : a formal and usually public event by which something new is put officially into operation

2. : something that is open: as


(1) : breach , aperture

(2) : an open width : span

b. : an area without trees or with scattered usually mature trees that occurs as a break in a forest

c. : two pages that face one another in a book

3. : something that constitutes a beginning: as

a. : a usually planned series of moves made at the beginning of a game of chess or checkers — compare endgame , middle game

b. : a first performance


a. : occasion , chance

b. : an opportunity for employment

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.