Opening O"pen*ing, n. 1. The act or process of opening; a beginning; commencement; first appearance; as, the opening of a speech. [1913 Webster]

The opening of your glory was like that of light. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A place which is open; a breach; an aperture; a gap; cleft, or hole. [1913 Webster]

We saw him at the opening of his tent. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence: An opportunity; as, an opening for business. [Colloq.] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence: A vacant place; a job which does not have a current occupant; as, they are now interviewing candidates for the two openings in the department. [PJC]

5. A thinly wooded space, without undergrowth, in the midst of a forest; a clearing; as, oak openings. [U.S.] --Cooper. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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