Definition of Opening


  • the first of a series of actions
    - first step - opening move
  • a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess
    "he memorized all the important chess openings"
    - chess opening
  • an entrance equipped with a hatch
    especially a passageway between decks of a ship
  • a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
    "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
  • an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
    "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
  • a possible alternative
    "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
    - possible action
  • the initial part of the introduction
    "the opening established the basic theme"
  • opportunity especially for employment or promotion
    "there is an opening in the sales department"
  • the act of opening something
    "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"
  • the first performance (as of a theatrical production)
    "the opening received good critical reviews"
    - opening night - curtain raising
  • becoming open or being made open
    "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
  • a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
  • an open or empty space in or between things
    "there was a small opening between the trees"
    "the explosion made a gap in the wall"


  • first or beginning
    "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"
    "the play's opening scene"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Opening

  • Scrabble® score of the opening (10)
  • Word Chums® score of the opening (14)
  • Words With Friends® score of the opening (14)

Unscramble opening

75 unscramble word found using the letters opening.

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