opening opening  /ˈoʊ pə nɪŋ/


  1. (n) an open or empty space in or between things
  2. (n) a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
  3. (n) becoming open or being made open
  4. (n) the first performance (as of a theatrical production)
  5. (n) the act of opening something
  6. (n) opportunity especially for employment or promotion
  7. (n) the initial part of the introduction
  8. (n) a possible alternative
  9. (n) an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
  10. (n) a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
  11. (n) an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
  12. (n) a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess
  13. (n) the first of a series of actions
  14. (adj) first or beginning


  1. UP IN THE AIR: Performers during the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
  2. A spectacular opening ceremonies does what the rulers of Beijing have long wanted: declare the return of the Middle Kingdom to the center of the world.


  1. Opening Of Downtown Bar Is Fulfillment Of Siblings' Entrepreneurial Dream

    Over the course of a few years, sisters Christina and Pamela Dylag's longtime dream of opening a bar became a reality. The Velveteen Rabbit, 1218 S. Main St., opened May 3 . "There was a lot we didn't know going into it," Christina Dylag said. "But we
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  2. Opening day attracts hundreds to farmers market

    It was an exciting opening day for the newly formed Waconia Farmers Market and market organizers couldn’t be more thrilled. … The post Opening day attracts hundreds to farmers market appeared first on Sun Patriot .
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Waconia Patriot

  3. Opening statements in Trayvon Martin case to begin Monday: judge

    SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - Opening statements in the Trayvon Martin murder case will begin on Monday, the presiding judge said on Thursday. Circuit Court Judge Debra Nelson set the date for the formal opening of the trial soon after a jury was seated to decide the fate of George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watchman charged with second-degree murder in the February 2012 killing of Martin ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "I apologize for using the term 'shakedown' with regard to yesterday's actions at the White House in my opening statement this morning, and I retract my apology to BP," he said.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: Washington Post (blog)

  2. "If we continue to fail to act at the federal level, we will continue to see misguided efforts opening up around the country," he said.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Irish Central

  3. "These liberations will not mean a significant improvement in the terrible situation of human rights that exists in Cuba," he said. "It's opening the prisons a little, and not to everyone."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Elizardo Sanchez Source: Independent

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