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, window, window of opportunity, 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