Nouns (22)

opening move, first step, opening, initiative
n. the first of a series of actions
n. the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"
n. becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
n. a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
scuttle, opening, hatchway
n. an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
possible action, opening, possibility
n. a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
n. the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme"
curtain raising, opening night, opening
n. the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received good critical reviews"
n. a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
gap, opening
n. 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"
n. opportunity especially for employment or promotion; "there is an opening in the sales department"
n. [the act of making or becoming open]

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Adjectives (1)

adj. first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"

Fuzzynyms (44)

n. the act of hiring something or someone; "he signed up for a week's car hire"
n. an man-made opening; usually small
n. a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle; "he knocked on the door"; "he slammed the door as he left"
n. a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle; "he knocked on the door"; "he slammed the door as he left"
n. passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark
n. (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
blank, lacuna
n. a blank gap or missing part
porta, opening, orifice
n. an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
social function, social occasion, function, occasion, affair
n. a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"
n. a distant region; "I could see it in the distance"
sensible horizon, visible horizon, apparent horizon, skyline, horizon
n. the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet
n. a specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land
n. a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall
gap, col
n. a pass between mountain peaks
cavity, pit
n. a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body"
n. a deep wide chasm
abysm, abyss
n. a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively)
stomate, pore, stoma
n. a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass
n. any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)
propaedeutic, preparative, preparatory
adj. preceding and preparing for something; "preparatory steps"
adj. denoting an action or event preceding or in preparation for something more important; designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before proceeding; "a preliminary investigation"
adj. occurring at the beginning; "took the initial step toward reconciliation"
introductory, basic
adj. serving as a base or starting point; "a basic course in Russian"; "basic training for raw recruits"; "a set of basic tools"; "an introductory art course"
premonitory, precursory
adj. warning of future misfortune

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Antonyms (9)

closure, closing
n. approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap; "the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision"
ending, closing, close, end, conclusion
n. the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
adj. final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks"
n. [the act of closing]


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