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opening

oh puh ning

  • n  an open or empty space in or between things
    there was a small opening between the trees
  • n  a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
  • n  becoming open or being made open
    the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for
  • n  the first performance (as of a theatrical production)
    the opening received good critical reviews
  • n  the act of opening something
    the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door
  • n  opportunity especially for employment or promotion
    there is an opening in the sales department
  • n  the initial part of the introduction
    the opening established the basic theme
  • n  a possible alternative
  • n  an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
  • n  a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
    they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door
  • n  an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
  • n  a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess
    he memorized all the important chess openings
  • n  the first of a series of actions
  • v  cause to open or to become open
  • v  start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
  • v  become open
  • v  begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.
  • v  spread out or open from a closed or folded state
  • v  make available
  • v  become available
  • v  have an opening or passage or outlet
  • v  make the opening move
    Kasparov opened with a standard opening
  • v  afford access to
  • v  display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
  • a  first or beginning
    the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth
    the play's opening scene

  • UP IN THE AIR: Performers during the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
  • On opening night, George Clooney, doing what a Hollywood star is supposed to, paused on the red carpet to flash his smile at the shouting fans across the barricade and scrawl his .
  • The opening ceremonies of the Nagano Winter Games were as lyrical and spare as you might expect in a stadium shaped like a cherry blossom yet named, not memorably, the "Stadium for .
News & Articles

  • 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 .
    June 21, 2013 - Waconia Patriot
  • 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
    June 21, 2013 - Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • 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 ...
    June 20, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Joe Barton in Washington Post (blog)
    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.
  • Barack Obama in Irish Central
    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.
  • Elizardo Sanchez in Independent
    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."

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