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Noun
A space or gap that allows passage or access
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“Nathan Drake looked around and found an opening in the roof of the cavern.”
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A means of access or entry
“The wall had collapsed, creating an opening into the castle.”
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An opportunity to achieve something
“This opening only comes once in a lifetime. The moment you own it, you better never let it go.”
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The beginning or first part of something
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“After preparing your outline, it is time to structure the opening of the presentation.”
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An available job
“Fortunately, an opening became available in another department and he was afforded that job.”
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A ceremony at which a building, show, etc. is declared to be open
“Large crowds were gathered to celebrate the opening of a new sewage plant.”
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A shallow recess, especially one in a wall to display a statue or other ornament
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Preview or broadcast
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An area cleared of all flammable material to prevent a fire from spreading across it
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An open space in a forest, especially one cleared for cultivation
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The action of emptying the bowels or another bodily organ
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The opening for filling or emptying a container
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A channel or opening providing a way through
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(now rare) The earliest stage of something
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State of being dilated
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An advantage over one's peers or competitors
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Place to hide, have privacy
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A place, person, or thing from which something originates
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The possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring
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The action of going out of or leaving a place
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A flower, especially one cultivated for its beauty
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An act of assigning a job or position to someone
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A sight or prospect, typically of attractive natural scenery, that can be taken in by the eye from a particular place
Adjective
Coming at the beginning of something
“The King, in his opening speech, observed that he and his subjects were engaged in a momentous contest.”
Adjective
In full bloom
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Beginning to develop
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First in importance or rank
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Verb
Present participle for to make open
“Could you open the windows to let some fresh air in?”
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Present participle for to become open
“The automatic doors with sensors would open whenever a person approached.”
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Present participle for to force open
“A few suspicious individuals were trying to open our neighbor's door.”
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Present participle for to set or be set in action
“We will now open this event with a speech by our CEO.”
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Present participle for to stretch or straighten out
“The Organ Pipe cactus will open its blossoms only during the cooler evening hours.”
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(of a container or package) Present participle for to unwrap
“Every package of pills I open comes with a pamphlet warning of possible side effects.”
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(of clothing) Present participle for to remove or undo
“I had to open my jacket as it was getting too warm inside.”
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(of a hole or opening) Present participle for to unplug
“This acid-based solution will help to open up your clogged pipes.”
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(of a beverage bottle) Present participle for to uncork
“Shall I open another bottle of the Bordeaux?”
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Present participle for to reveal one's deep thoughts or emotions
Open your heart to me, baby. I hold the lock and you hold the key.”
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Present participle for to open for business
“The supermarket will open at a later time on weekends.”
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Present participle for to lead into an area or space, usually with an impressive view or ambiance
“The rooms have doors that open onto French balconies overlooking the beach.”
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