Synonyms for opening

Grammar : Noun
Spell : oh-puh-ning
Phonetic Transcription : ˈoʊ pə nɪŋ

Top 10 synonyms for opening Other synonyms for the word opening

Définition of opening

Origin :
  • Old English openung "act of opening" (a door, mouth, etc.), "disclosure, manifestation," verbal noun from present participle of open (v.). Meaning "vacant space, hole, aperture, doorway" is attested from c.1200. Meaning "act of opening (a place, to the public)" is from late 14c. Sense of "action of beginning (something)" is from 1712; meaning "first performance of a play" is 1855; "start of an art exhibit" is from 1905. Sense of "opportunity, chance" is from 1793.
  • noun gap, hole
  • noun chance
  • noun beginning
Example sentences :
  • Here's copper just closed at 93, after opening strong this morning at 105.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • What opening for extrication, unless, indeed, Emilia should die?
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Tulips are opening their variegated cups, and daffodils line the walls.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • She started suddenly awake, seeming to have been roused by the opening of a door.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • It was strewn with pink buds; some just opening into beauty, some half-blown.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • "To the devil with your tricks," said John, opening and shutting his great red hands.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • It is like closing a volume of Ossian and opening the pages of Theocritus.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • With the opening of spring the little house at Hillfoot took on fresh activities.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Let us look at the opening chapters of Genesis for illustration.
  • Extract from : « Understanding the Scriptures » by Francis McConnell
  • "Wait, I'll come out;" and opening a door in the rail, he passed around to the girl.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser

Antonyms for opening

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