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Overview of noun opening

The noun opening has 13 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (5) opening, gap

(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")

2. (2) opening

(a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise)

3. (2) opening

(becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for")

4. (1) opening, opening night, curtain raising

(the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received good critical reviews")

5. (1) opening

(the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door")

6. opening

(opportunity especially for employment or promotion; "there is an opening in the sales department")

7. opening

(the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme")

8. possibility, possible action, opening

(a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility")

9. orifice, opening, porta

(an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart")

10. opening

(a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door")

11. hatchway, opening, scuttle

(an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship)

12. opening, chess opening

(a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings")

13. first step, initiative, opening move, opening

(the first of a series of actions)


Overview of verb open

The verb open has 11 senses? (first 9 from tagged texts)
1. (66) open, open up

(cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door")

2. (45) open, open up

(start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business")

3. (17) open, open up

(become open; "The door opened")

4. (14) open

(begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech")

5. (4) unfold, spread, spread out, open

(spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms")

6. (4) open, open up

(make available; "This opens up new possibilities")

7. (2) open, open up

(become available; "an opportunity opened up")

8. (1) open

(have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall")

9. (1) open

(make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening")

10. afford, open, give

(afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace")

11. open

(display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer)


Overview of adj opening

The adj opening has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (8) opening

(first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene")

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