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.

Hence: A vacant place; an opportunity; as, an opening for business.

[Colloq.]

Dickens.

4.

A thinly wooded space, without undergrowth, in the midst of a forest; as, oak openings.

[U.S.]

Cooper.

 

© Webster 1913.

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