(n.) A place which is open; a breach; an aperture; a gap; cleft, or hole.
(n.) A thinly wooded space, without undergrowth, in the midst of a forest; as, oak openings.
(n.) Hence: A vacant place; an opportunity; as, an opening for business.
(n.) The act or process of opening; a beginning; commencement; first appearance; as, the opening of a speech.
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Open
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Opening'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/o/opening.html. 1828.