Definition of opening

Definition of opening
  1. opening Noun A hole; a gap; a crevice.
  2. opening Noun The first few moves in a game of chess.
  3. opening Noun An unoccupied employment position.
  4. opening Noun The first performance of a show or play by a particular troupe.
  5. opening Noun The initial period a show at an art gallery or museum is first opened, especially the first evening.
  6. opening Noun The first few measures of a musical composition.
  7. opening Noun A time available for an appointment.
  8. opening Noun A chance to make progress in a game, for example to score a goal.
  9. opening Verb Present participle of open
  10. open Adjective Which is not closed; accessible; unimpeded; as, an open gate.
  11. open Adjective Actively conducting or prepared to conduct business.
  12. open Adjective Receptive.
  13. open Adjective Public; as, an open letter, an open declaration.
  14. open Adjective Candid, ingenuous, not subtle in character:
  15. open Adjective Having a free variable.
  16. open Adjective Is part of a predefined collection of subsets of X, that defines a topological space on X.
  17. open Adjective In current use; mapped to part of memory.
  18. open Verb To make something accessible or removing an obstacle to something being accessible.
  19. open Verb To bring up (a topic).
  20. open Verb To make accessible to customers or clients.
  21. open Verb To start (a campaign).
  22. open Verb To become open.
  23. open Verb To begin conducting business.
  24. open Verb To begin a side's innings as one of the first two batsmen.
  25. open Verb To bet before any other player has in a particular betting round in a game of poker.
  26. open Verb To reveal one's hand.
  27. open Verb To load into memory for viewing or editing.
  28. open Noun A sports event in which anybody can contest; as, the Australian Open.
  29. open Noun a wire that is broken midway.
  30. open Noun ("with the") Open or unobstructed space; an exposed location.
  31. open Noun ("with the") Public knowledge or scrutiny; full view.
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