Definition of opening:

part of speech: adjective

First in order.

part of speech: noun

An aperture; beginning.

part of speech: noun

An aperture, or a hole; as, an opening in a fence; a space in a woods where there are few trees and little undergrowth; the first steps; beginning; as, the opening of a trial; opportunity or chance.

part of speech: noun

An open place: a breach: an aperture: beginning: first appearance: opportunity.

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