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opening meaning

EN[ˈoʊ.pənɪŋ]
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WOpening
  • Opening may refer to:
  • Al-Fatiha, "The Opening", the first chapter of the Qur'an
  • Backgammon opening
  • Chess opening
  • Opening bid, a term from contract bridge
  • Opening lead, a term from contract bridge
  • Grand opening of a business or other institution
opening
  • NounPLopeningsSUF-ing
    1. An act or instance of making or becoming open.
      1. The daily openings of the day lily bloom gives it its name.
      2. He remembered fondly the Christmas morning opening of presents.
    2. Something that is open.
      1. A salamander darted out of an opening in the rocks.
      2. He slipped through an opening in the crowd.
    3. An act or instance of beginning.
      1. There have been few factory and store openings in the US lately.
      2. Their opening of the concert with Brass in Pocket always fires up the crowd.
    4. Something that is a beginning.
      1. They were disappointed at the turnout for their opening, but hoped that word would spread.
      2. John spends two hours a day studying openings, and another two hours studying endgames.
    5. A vacant position, especially in an array.
      1. Are there likely to be any openings on the Supreme Court in the next four years?
      2. If you'd like to make a booking with us, we have an opening at twelve o'clock.
      3. The only two-hour openings for the hockey rink are between 1AM and 5AM.
      4. We have an opening in our marketing department.
    6. An opportunity, as in a competitive activity.
      1. The Reds carved the first opening of the second period as Glen Johnson's pull-back found David Ngog but the Frenchman hooked wide from six yards.
  • Verb
    1. present participle of open.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore openingSUPmost opening
      1. (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.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The spiritus asper mark looks like an opening single quote, as in the word εὑρίσκω (heurískõ), the word εὕρηκα (héurēka), or the word ἕξις (héxis, "habit").
          • 1893: the artists' association will be forced to advance or delay its vernissage and opening day. — The Times, 2 May 1893, p.5 col. C
          • It was called BMO-fovea distance since Bruch´s membrane opening included the intrapapillary optic nerve head region plus gamma zone.

      Meaning of opening for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "opening" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Verb forms
                • Participles
                  • Present participles
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