[ adjective ] first or beginning
"the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth" "the play's opening scene"
Used in print(The Dallas Morning News,...)
The Texans made themselves a comforting break on the opening kickoff when Denver 's Al_Carmichael was jarred loose from the ball when Dave_Grayson , the speedy halfback , hit him and Guard Al_Reynolds claimed it for Dallas .(The New York Times,...)
The world 's best golfer , shooting below par , came to the last hole of the opening round of the Los_Angeles_open with every intention of delivering a final crusher .(The Providence Journal...)
So the audience last night was all ears and eyes just after Act 2 , got a rousing opening chorus , `` Where's_Charley ? ''
The ballet work is on_the_nose , especially in the opening number by `` The_New_Ashmolean_Marching_Society and Students_'_Conservatory_Band '' , along with a fiery and sultry Brazilian fantasia later .(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
Aside_from a quaint concern with witches and devils which provides the immediate problem in the opening scene , it is a quite normal community .
[ noun ] 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"
Used in print(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
Smiling at his quixotic thoughts , Warren turned_back from the opening and lit a cigarette before sitting_down .
[ noun ] becoming open or being made open
"the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
Used in print(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
In the Sacramento valley in California , for_instance , it has been observed that there was not one day 's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins .
[ noun ] (theater) the first performance (as of a theatrical production)
"the opening received good critical reviews"
Used in print(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)
To settle this slight , O_'_Banion went down to the La_Salle_Theatre in the Loop , where , he had learned , Dave_Miller was attending the opening of a musical_comedy .
[ noun ] a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
"they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
[ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) an aperture or hole opening into a bodily cavity
"the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"