SYNONYMS FOR opening
OTHER WORDS FROM openingpre·o·pen·ing, adjective self-o·pen·ing, adjective un·o·pen·ing, adjective
Words nearby opening
Definition for opening (2 of 2)
- (of type) in outline form.
- widely spaced or leaded, as printed matter.
- (of an organ pipe) not closed at the far end.
- (of a string) not stopped by a finger.
- (of a note) produced by such a pipe or string or, on a wind instrument, without the aid of a slide, key, etc.
- (of an interval) containing neither endpoint.
- (of a set) consisting of points having neighborhoods wholly contained in the set, as the set of points within a circle.
- (of a map from one topological space to another) having the property that the image of an open set is an open set.
verb (used with object)
- to recall or revoke (a judgment, decree, etc.) for the purpose of allowing further contest or delay.
- to make the first statement of (a case) to the court or jury.
verb (used without object)
- the unenclosed or unobstructed country.
- the outdoors: Vacations in the open are fine for the entire family.
- the condition of being unconcealed, recognized, or publicly known: The scandal is now out in the open.
- to become or make open.
- to expand, especially before the eye: A breathtaking panorama opened up as we reached the top of the hill.
- to achieve the initial development of: to open up a business office; to open up trade with China.
- Slang. to increase speed or the speed of (a vehicle).
Origin of open
OTHER WORDS FROM open
Example sentences from the Web for opening
Rather than downing a handful of pills, I planned to take my life by opening a vein in each wrist.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen |Parker Molloy |January 1, 2015 |DAILY BEAST
The ancient Egyptian festival of Wepet Renpet (“opening of the year”) was not just a time of rebirth—it was dedicated to drinking.
They keep their heads low while running behind a large curtain covering the opening between two housing blocks.
Although a hit in Britain, the movie flopped after opening at Radio City in New York.
The opening of the battle narrative begins on—get this—page 266!
Then without further hesitation I leaped out of bed and indignantly rushed to the window, but only on opening it to find him gone.Brownsmith's Boy |George Manville Fenn
Dolores springs from her seat to the door and looks through the opening into the next room.Zoe; Or, Some Day |May Leonard
A mind like hers, once opening to suspicion, made rapid progress.Emma |Jane Austen
Nootka returned the glance as if she felt that a splendid opportunity of securing such delights for her was opening up to him.The Walrus Hunters |R.M. Ballantyne
It had one door, and an opening in one wall, with an inside shutter, was the only window.Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days |Annie L. Burton
British Dictionary definitions for opening (1 of 2)
- the first performance of something, esp a theatrical production
- (as modifier)the opening night
British Dictionary definitions for opening (2 of 2)
- (of a violin or guitar string) not stopped with the finger
- (of a pipe, such as an organ pipe) not closed at either end
- (of a note) played on such a string or pipe
- in operation; activean open account
- unrestricted; unlimitedopen credit; open insurance cover
- (of a goal, court, etc) unguarded or relatively unprotectedthe forward missed an open goal
- (of a stance, esp in golf) characterized by the front of the body being turned forward
- denoting a vowel pronounced with the lips relatively wide apart
- denoting a syllable that does not end in a consonant, as in pa
Derived forms of openopenable, adjective openly, adverb openness, noun
Word Origin for open
Medical definitions for opening
Idioms and Phrases with opening
In addition to the idioms beginning with open
- open and aboveboard
- open and shut
- open book
- open doors
- open fire
- open house, keep
- open mind
- open one's eyes
- open one's heart to
- open one's mouth
- open question
- open season on
- open secret
- open the door to
- open up
- open with
- keep a weather eye (open)
- keep one's eyes open
- lay open
- leave open
- leave the door open
- not open one's mouth
- out in the open
- throw open
- wide open
- with one's eyes open
- with open arms