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Synonyms for opening
ˈoʊ pə nɪŋopen·ing

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Wiktionary

  1. openingnoun

    Synonyms:
    availability, slot

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. opening

    The Latin commencement is more formal than the Saxon beginning, as the verb commence, is more formal than begin. Commencement is for the most part restricted to some form of action, while beginning has no restriction, but may be applied to action, state, material, extent, enumeration, or to whatever else may be conceived of as having a first part, point, degree, etc. The letter A is at the beginning (not the commencement) of every alphabet. If we were to speak of the commencement of the Pacific Railroad, we should be understood to refer to the enterprise and its initiatory act; if we were to refer to the roadway we should say "Here is the beginning of the Pacific Railroad." In the great majority of cases begin and beginning are preferable to commence and commencement as the simple, idiomatic English words, always accurate and expressive. "In the beginning was the word," John i, 1. An origin is the point from which something starts or sets out, often involving, and always suggesting causal connection; as, the origin of evil; the origin of a nation, a government, or a family. A source is that which furnishes a first and continuous supply, that which flows forth freely or may be readily recurred to; as, the source of a river; a source of knowledge; a source of inspiration; fertile land is a source (not an origin) of wealth. A rise is thought of as in an action; we say that a lake is the source of a certain river, or that the river takes its rise from the lake. Motley wrote of "The Rise of the Dutch Republic." Fount, fountain, and spring, in their figurative senses, keep close to their literal meaning. Compare CAUSE.

    See synonyms for END.

    Synonyms:
    arising, beginning, commencement, fount, fountain, inauguration, inception, initiation, origin, outset, rise, source, spring, start

Princeton's WordNet

  1. opening, gapnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    possibility, opening night, chess opening, spread, curtain raising, opening move, hatchway, crack, scuttle, interruption, initiative, disruption, possible action, gap, first step, orifice, col, break, porta

    Antonyms:
    closing, shutting, terminative, terminal, last, concluding, year-end, final

  2. openingnoun

    a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise

    Synonyms:
    orifice, opening night, possible action, first step, possibility, opening move, porta, initiative, hatchway, curtain raising, scuttle, gap, chess opening

    Antonyms:
    closing, shutting, last, terminative, concluding, terminal, year-end, final

  3. openingnoun

    becoming open or being made open

    "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"

    Synonyms:
    orifice, opening night, possible action, first step, possibility, opening move, porta, initiative, hatchway, curtain raising, scuttle, gap, chess opening

    Antonyms:
    closing, shutting, year-end, concluding, final, last, terminative, terminal

  4. opening, opening night, curtain raisingnoun

    the first performance (as of a theatrical production)

    "the opening received good critical reviews"

    Synonyms:
    orifice, opening night, possible action, first step, possibility, opening move, porta, initiative, hatchway, curtain raising, scuttle, gap, chess opening

    Antonyms:
    closing, shutting, terminal, year-end, last, terminative, final, concluding

  5. openingnoun

    the act of opening something

    "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"

    Synonyms:
    orifice, opening night, possible action, first step, possibility, opening move, porta, initiative, hatchway, curtain raising, scuttle, gap, chess opening

    Antonyms:
    shutting, closing, last, year-end, final, terminal, concluding, terminative

  6. openingnoun

    opportunity especially for employment or promotion

    "there is an opening in the sales department"

    Synonyms:
    orifice, opening night, possible action, first step, possibility, opening move, porta, initiative, hatchway, curtain raising, scuttle, gap, chess opening

    Antonyms:
    closing, shutting, final, terminative, last, terminal, concluding, year-end

  7. openingnoun

    the initial part of the introduction

    "the opening established the basic theme"

    Synonyms:
    orifice, opening night, possible action, first step, possibility, opening move, porta, initiative, hatchway, curtain raising, scuttle, gap, chess opening

    Antonyms:
    closing, shutting, terminal, year-end, concluding, last, terminative, final

  8. possibility, possible action, openingnoun

    a possible alternative

    "bankruptcy is always a possibility"

    Synonyms:
    possibility, opening move, opening night, chess opening, curtain raising, theory, hatchway, scuttle, initiative, possible action, gap, first step, orifice, hypothesis, possibleness, porta

    Antonyms:
    closing, shutting, last, terminative, final, terminal, concluding, year-end

  9. orifice, opening, portanoun

    an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity

    "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"

    Synonyms:
    orifice, opening night, possible action, first step, possibility, opening move, porta, initiative, hatchway, curtain raising, scuttle, gap, chess opening

    Antonyms:
    shutting, closing, terminal, terminative, year-end, concluding, final, last

  10. openingnoun

    a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made

    "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"

    Synonyms:
    orifice, opening night, possible action, first step, possibility, opening move, porta, initiative, hatchway, curtain raising, scuttle, gap, chess opening

    Antonyms:
    shutting, closing, terminative, year-end, last, final, concluding, terminal

  11. hatchway, opening, scuttlenoun

    an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship

    Synonyms:
    orifice, opening night, possible action, first step, possibility, opening move, coal scuttle, porta, initiative, hatchway, curtain raising, scuttle, gap, chess opening

    Antonyms:
    shutting, closing, concluding, terminal, final, terminative, year-end, last

  12. opening, chess openingnoun

    a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess

    "he memorized all the important chess openings"

    Synonyms:
    orifice, opening night, possible action, first step, possibility, opening move, porta, initiative, hatchway, curtain raising, scuttle, gap, chess opening

    Antonyms:
    closing, shutting, year-end, last, terminal, terminative, final, concluding

  13. first step, initiative, opening move, openingadjective

    the first of a series of actions

    Synonyms:
    possibility, opening move, opening night, chess opening, curtain raising, go-ahead, hatchway, scuttle, initiative, enterprisingness, gap, first step, orifice, enterprise, possible action, porta

    Antonyms:
    shutting, closing, final, year-end, concluding, last, terminal, terminative

  14. openingadjective

    first or beginning

    "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"

    Antonyms:
    closing, shutting, year-end, final, terminal, terminative, concluding, last

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. openingnoun

    Synonyms:
    aperture, hole, orifice, perforation, breach, chasm, cleft, gap, fissure, rent, rift, flaw

  2. openingnoun

    Synonyms:
    beginning, commencement

  3. openingnoun

    Synonyms:
    opportunity, chance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. openingadjective

    Synonyms:
    beginning, introductory, initiatory, preliminary

  2. openingnoun

    Synonyms:
    aperture, fissure, gap, orifice, rift, chasm, hiatus, rent, beginning, introduction, outset, vacancy

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How to use opening in a sentence?

  1. Ralf Kunkel:

    There's been no change in the schedule - we want to be finished with construction by March 2016, after that the airport will be tested. The opening is planned for the second half of 2017. So why should it end up being an abandoned building?

  2. Lujan Grisham:

    We're going to make the decisions that safeguard New Mexicans, if we had better national strategies and universal testing and software-based contract tracing, then we could really figure out when opening makes sense and we could start to do that in the country.

  3. Yu Bin:

    My guess is that Anna Kireeva is apprehensive of China's sensitivities when Anna Kireeva comes to the Opening Ceremony and maybe some part of the Olympics, anna Kireeva wants to give Anna Kireeva enough spotlight in the media, and Anna Kireeva also doesn't want to steal attention from Putin's Xi meeting...( which reinforces the message that) even if sanctions( do) happen, Anna Kireeva is not on Anna Kireeva own, but has a partnership with another global superpower.

  4. Aaron Franklin:

    By the end of the year, we’re opening up a taco trailer outside of Franklin.

  5. Christiana Figueres:

    Tesla is certainly opening up very, very new ground but Tesla, as we all know, is not exactly the peoples' vehicle.


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