coming at the beginning of something; initial:she stole the show with her opening remark
1a space or gap that allows passage or access:an opening in the roof would get rid of the smoke 2a beginning; an initial part:Maya started tapping out the opening of her story a ceremony or celebratory gathering at which a building, show, etc. is declared to be open: I covered the opening of a new computerized diagnosis unit Chess a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game. a counsel’s preliminary statement of a case in a law court.
3an opportunity to achieve something:they seem to have exploited fully the openings offered an available job:there are few openings for the ex-footballer