Antonyms of noun opening

1 of 13 senses of opening

Sense 5
opening -- (the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door")
       Antonym of closing (Sense 1)
      => shutting, closing -- (the act of closing something)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun opening

13 senses of opening

Sense 1
opening, gap -- (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")
       => space -- (an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth")

Sense 2
opening -- (a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise)
       => ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance -- (a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor")

Sense 3
opening -- (becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for")
       => change of integrity -- (the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something)

Sense 4
opening, opening night, curtain raising -- (the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received good critical reviews")
       => start -- (the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start")

Sense 5
opening -- (the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door")
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Sense 6
opening -- (opportunity especially for employment or promotion; "there is an opening in the sales department")
       => opportunity, chance -- (a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance")

Sense 7
opening -- (the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme")
       => introduction -- (the first section of a communication)

Sense 8
possibility, possible action, opening -- (a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility")
       => option, alternative, choice -- (one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen; "what option did I have?"; "there no other alternative"; "my only choice is to refuse")

Sense 9
orifice, opening, porta -- (an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart")
       => passage, passageway -- (a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages")

Sense 10
opening -- (a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door")
       => artifact, artefact -- (a man-made object taken as a whole)

Sense 11
hatchway, opening, scuttle -- (an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship)
       => entrance, entranceway, entryway, entry, entree -- (something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral")

Sense 12
opening, chess opening -- (a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings")
       => succession, sequence -- (the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence")

Sense 13
first step, initiative, opening move, opening -- (the first of a series of actions)
       => beginning, start, commencement -- (the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations")

Antonyms of verb open

5 of 11 senses of open

Sense 1
open, open up -- (cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door")
       Antonym of close (Sense 1)
      => close, shut -- (move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window")

Sense 2
open, open up -- (start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business")
       Antonym of close (Sense 3)
      => close up, close, fold, shut down, close down -- (cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."; "close up the shop")

Sense 3
open, open up -- (become open; "The door opened")
       Antonym of close (Sense 2)
      => close, shut -- (become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang")

Sense 4
open -- (begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech")
       Antonym of close (Sense 4)
      => close -- (finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board")

Sense 11
open -- (display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer)
       Antonym of close (Sense 9)
      => close -- (cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb open

11 senses of open

Sense 1
open, open up -- (cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door")

Sense 2
open, open up -- (start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business")

Sense 3
open, open up -- (become open; "The door opened")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 4
open -- (begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech")
       => start, start up, embark on, commence -- (get off the ground; "Who started this company?"; "We embarked on an exciting enterprise"; "I start my day with a good breakfast"; "We began the new semester"; "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM"; "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack")
          Phrasal Verb-> open up#4

Sense 5
unfold, spread, spread out, open -- (spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms")
       => undo -- (cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions")

Sense 6
open, open up -- (make available; "This opens up new possibilities")
       => yield, give, afford -- (be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information")

Sense 7
open, open up -- (become available; "an opportunity opened up")
       => arise, come up -- (result or issue; "A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion")

Sense 8
open -- (have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall")

Sense 9
open -- (make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening")
       => move, go -- (have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?")

Sense 10
afford, open, give -- (afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace")

Sense 11
open -- (display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer)
       => expose, exhibit, display -- (to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship")

Antonyms of adj opening

1 sense of opening

Sense 1
opening (vs. closing) -- (first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene")

closing (vs. opening) -- (final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks")
        => concluding, final, last, terminal -- (occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave")
        => terminative -- (coming to an end; "a contract terminative with the end of the war")
        => year-end -- (taking place at the close of a fiscal year; "year-end audit")

Similarity of adj opening

1 sense of opening

Sense 1
opening (vs. closing) -- (first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene")
       => beginning (prenominal), first -- (serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse")
       => inaugural, initiative, initiatory, first, maiden -- (serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage")
       => introductory -- (serving to open or begin; "began the slide show with some introductory remarks")
       => starting -- (appropriate to the beginning or start of an event; "the starting point"; "hands in the starting position")

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