Synonyms of opening in English:

opening


See definition of opening

noun

1‘the large hall is lit by an opening in the centre of the roof’

SYNONYMS

hole, gap, aperture, space, orifice, vent, slot, window, crack, slit, gash, split, fissure, perforation, cleft, crevice, cut, incision, rent, cavity, cranny, groove, chink, eye, mouth

loophole, spyhole, peephole, judas

interstice

hiatus, foramen

2‘she was still heading towards the dark opening in the wall’

SYNONYMS

doorway, gateway, portal, way, entrance, entry, entryway, means of entry, way in, entrée, access, means of access, exit, egress, way out

3‘United created openings but were unable to score’

SYNONYMS

opportunity, chance, favourable moment, favourable occasion, favourable time, right set of circumstances, moment, occasion, possibility, turn, time

informal break, lucky break, shot

4‘I'm looking for an opening with a stockbroker’

SYNONYMS

vacancy, position, job, opportunity

5‘the opening of the session had been repeatedly postponed’

SYNONYMS

beginning, start, outset, inception, launch, birth, dawn

introduction, preliminary, preface, prelude, foreword, preamble, prefatory remarks, opening statement, opening remarks, prologue

informal kick-off

formal commencement

rare proem, prolegomenon

ANTONYMS

closure, close, end, termination

6‘he crashes gallery openings for a bite of smoked salmon’

SYNONYMS

opening ceremony, official opening, launch, initiation, inauguration, institution, foundation, establishment, setting up, formation, constitution, opening night, premiere, first night, first showing

private view, vernissage