Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 260 (Opening -- N)

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#260. Opening -- N. hole, foramen; puncture, perforation; fontanel[obs]; transforation[obs]; pinhole, keyhole, loophole, porthole, peephole, mousehole, pigeonhole; eye of a needle; eyelet; slot.

opening; aperture, apertness[obs]; hiation[obs], yawning, oscitancy[obs], dehiscence, patefaction|, pandiculation[obs]; chasm &c. (interval) 198.

embrasure, window, casement; abatjour[obs]; light; sky light, fan light; lattice; bay window, bow window; oriel[Arch]; dormer, lantern.

outlet, inlet; vent, vomitory; embouchure; orifice, mouth, sucker, muzzle, throat, gullet, weasand[obs], wizen, nozzle; placket.

portal, porch, gate, ostiary|, postern, wicket, trapdoor, hatch, door; arcade; cellarway[obs], driveway, gateway, doorway, hatchway, gangway; lich gate[obs].

way, path &c. 627; thoroughfare; channel; passage, passageway; tube, pipe; water pipe &c. 350; air pipe &c. 351; vessel, tubule, canal, gut, fistula; adjutage[obs], ajutage[obs]; ostium[obs]; smokestack; chimney, flue, tap, funnel, gully, tunnel, main; mine, pit, adit[obs], shaft; gallery.

alley, aisle, glade, vista.

bore, caliber; pore; blind orifice; fulgurite[obs], thundertube[obs].

porousness, porosity.

sieve, cullender[obs], colander; cribble[obs], riddle, screen; honeycomb.

apertion[obs], perforation; piercing &c. v.; terebration[obs], empalement[obs], pertusion|, puncture, acupuncture, penetration.

key &c. 631, opener, master key, password, combination, passe-partout.

V. open, ope[obs], gape, yawn, bilge; fly open.

perforate, pierce, empierce|, tap, bore, drill; mine &c. (scoop out) 252; tunnel; transpierce[obs], transfix; enfilade, impale, spike, spear, gore, spit, stab, pink, puncture, lance, stick, prick, riddle, punch; stave in.

cut a passage through; make way for, make room for.

uncover, unclose, unrip[obs]; lay open, cut open, rip open, throw open, pop open, blow open, pry open, tear open, pull open.

Adj. open; perforated &c. v.; perforate; wide open, ajar, unclosed, unstopped; oscitant[obs], gaping, yawning; patent.

tubular, cannular[obs], fistulous; pervious, permeable; foraminous[obs]; vesicular, vasicular[obs]; porous, follicular, cribriform[obs], honeycombed, infundibular[obs], riddled; tubulous[obs], tubulated[obs]; piped, tubate[obs].

opening &c. v.; aperient[obs].

Int. open sesame!