opening

[ oh-puh-ning ]
/ ˈoʊ pə nɪŋ /

noun

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

Origin of opening

Middle English word dating back to 1125–75; see origin at open, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM opening

pre·o·pen·ing, adjectiveself-o·pen·ing, adjectiveun·o·pen·ing, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for opening

British Dictionary definitions for opening

opening
/ (ˈəʊpənɪŋ) /

noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for opening

opening
[ ōpə-nĭng ]

n.

The act or an instance of becoming unobstructed or of being made to open.
An open space that serves as a passage or gap.
A breach or aperture.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.