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opening British & World English

A space or gap that allows passage or access

opening English Thesaurus

the large hall is lit by an opening in the centre of the roof

open British & World English

Move (a door or window) so as to leave a space allowing access and vision

eye-opening British & World English

(Of an event or situation) unexpectedly enlightening

opening hours British & World English

The times during which a shop, bank, etc. is open for business

opening night British & World English

The first night of a theatrical play or other entertainment

opening time British & World English

The time at which public houses may legally open for custom

opening gambit British & World English

An introductory remark or stratagem, especially one designed to make social contact or secure one’s own position

tombstone opening British & World English

(In the Torres Strait Islands) a ceremony held to mark the unveiling of a gravestone