SYNONYMS FOR opening
Related formspre·o·pen·ing, adjectiveself-o·pen·ing, adjectiveun·o·pen·ing, adjective
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
Examples 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!
Dolores springs from her seat to the door and looks through the opening into the next room.Zoe; Or, Some Day|May Leonard
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
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 Formsopenable, adjectiveopenly, adverbopenness, noun
Word Origin for open
Medicine 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