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opening

o·pen·ing

opening

 
pronunciation:
o p nIng
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act, process, or result of making open or causing to become open.
antonyms:
closing
similar words:
unfastening, unlocking
definition 2: a gap, hole, or empty space.
synonyms:
gap, hole, space
similar words:
aperture, blank, breach, chasm, chink, crevice, fissure, gape, interstice, interval, orifice, rent, vacancy, void
definition 3: a beginning, as of a book or chess game.
antonyms:
close
similar words:
introduction, lead-in, preamble, preface, proem, prologue
definition 4: the first performance or showing of a play or film.
synonyms:
premiere
definition 5: an available job or position.
synonyms:
vacancy
similar words:
job, opportunity, position, spot
definition 6: an opportunity.
His exhaustion gave me the opening I needed to win.
synonyms:
break, change, opportunity
similar words:
occasion
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