Associations to the word «Opening»

Wiktionary

OPENING, verb. Present participle of open
OPENING, noun. An act or instance of making or becoming open.
OPENING, noun. Something that is open.
OPENING, noun. An act or instance of beginning.
OPENING, noun. Something that is a beginning.
OPENING, noun. The first performance of a show or play by a particular troupe.
OPENING, noun. The initial period a show at an art gallery or museum is first opened, especially the first evening.
OPENING, noun. The first few measures of a musical composition.
OPENING, noun. (chess) The first few moves in a game of chess.
OPENING, noun. A vacant position, especially in an array.
OPENING, noun. A time available in a schedule.
OPENING, noun. An unoccupied employment position.
OPENING, noun. An opportunity, as in a competitive activity.
OPENING, adjective. (cricket) describing the first period of play, usually up to the fall of the first wicket; describing a batsman who opens the innings or a bowler who opens the attack
OPENING ARGUMENT, noun. (legal) In adversarial legal systems, a statement made by either party at the beginning of a trial or comparable factfinding proceeding, in which that party lays out their case, generally including the points of fact that they intend to demonstrate and to some degree indicating the rhetorical arguments for why they should prevail.
OPENING ARGUMENTS, noun. Plural of opening argument
OPENING BATSMAN, noun. (cricket) The first batsman of an innings.
OPENING BATSMAN, noun. (cricket) One of the first two batsmen of an innings.
OPENING BATSMAN, noun. (figuratively) The first of a series, usually a chronological series.
OPENING BATSMEN, noun. Plural of opening batsman
OPENING CEREMONIES, noun. Plural of opening ceremony
OPENING CEREMONY, noun. A ceremony to mark the official opening of a building or event.
OPENING CREDITS, noun. The credits shown at the beginning of a film or TV program.
OPENING FIRE, verb. Present participle of open fire
OPENING HOURS, noun. The regular times of day when a shop, office or similar is open to the public.
OPENING OF AN ENVELOPE, noun. (idiomatic) (humorous) Any kind of event or activity that may contribute to one's self-promotion.
OPENING SOMEONE'S EYES, verb. Present participle of open someone's eyes
OPENING SPEECH, noun. (legal) In adversarial legal systems, a statement made by either party at the beginning of a trial or comparable factfinding proceeding, in which that party lays out their case, generally including the points of fact that they intend to demonstrate and to some degree indicating the rhetorical arguments for why they should prevail.
OPENING SPEECHES, noun. Plural of opening speech
OPENING STATEMENT, noun. (legal) In adversarial legal systems, a statement made by a party at the beginning of a trial or comparable factfinding proceeding, in which that party lays out their case, generally including the points of fact that they intend to demonstrate and to some degree indicating the rhetorical arguments for why they should prevail.
OPENING STATEMENTS, noun. Plural of opening statement

Dictionary definition

OPENING, noun. An open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall".
OPENING, noun. A ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise.
OPENING, noun. Becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for".
OPENING, noun. The first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received good critical reviews".
OPENING, noun. The act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door".
OPENING, noun. Opportunity especially for employment or promotion; "there is an opening in the sales department".
OPENING, noun. The initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme".
OPENING, noun. A possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility".
OPENING, noun. An aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart".
OPENING, noun. A vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door".
OPENING, noun. An entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship.
OPENING, noun. A recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings".
OPENING, noun. The first of a series of actions.
OPENING, adjective. First or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche