Opening

Definition of Opening

O´pen`ing
n.1.The act or process of opening; a beginning; commencement; first appearance; as, the opening of a speech.
The opening of your glory was like that of light.
- Dryden.
2.A place which is open; a breach; an aperture; a gap; cleft, or hole.
We saw him at the opening of his tent.
- Shak.
3.An opportunity; as, an opening for business.
4.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.
5.A thinly wooded space, without undergrowth, in the midst of a forest; a clearing; as, oak openings.

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