Definition - opening

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opening
  1. first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"
  2. spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
  3. an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
  4. display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
  5. a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
  6. afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
  7. an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
  8. begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
  9. a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
  10. start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functionin