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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.
Everyone gathered around for the opening of birthday presents.
similar words:
unfastening, unlocking
definition 2: a gap, hole, or empty space.
The actors waved at me through an opening in the curtain.
synonyms:
gap, hole, space
similar words:
aperture, blank, breach, chink, interval
definition 3: a beginning of a book, play, concert, movie, or game.
The opening of the story caught her interest.
antonyms:
close
similar words:
introduction, preface
definition 4: the first performance or showing of a play or film.
We had a big party after the opening of the play.
definition 5: a job or position that has not yet been filled.
There is an opening for a nurse at the hospital.
similar words:
job, opportunity, position, spot
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