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.
A place which is open; a breach; an aperture; a gap; cleft, or hole.
We saw him at the opening of his tent.
Hence: A vacant place; an opportunity; as, an opening for business.
A thinly wooded space, without undergrowth, in the midst of a forest; as, oak openings.
© Webster 1913.