Definition - opening

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opening
  1. a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
  2. spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
  3. the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme"
  4. display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
  5. the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received good critical reviews"
  6. afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
  7. a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
  8. begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
  9. an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"
  10. start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"
  11. opportunity especially for employ

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