overture


overture
I noun advance, approach, beginning, bid, condicio, exordium, foreword, initiative, introduction, invitation, motion, offer, opening of negotiations, preamble, preface, preliminary, preliminary negotiation, prelude, presentation, proem, proffer, proposal, proposition, tender II index bid, invitation, preface, prelude, proposal (suggestion), proposition, threshold (commencement)

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  • overture — n Overture, approach, advance, tender, bid are words of somewhat indefinite application covering a vari ety of acts or actions by which one person or party tries to gain the goodwill of another person or party. Overture implies an attempt to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Overture — O ver*ture, [OF. overture, F. ouverture, fr. OF. ovrir, F. ouvrir. See {Overt}.] 1. An opening or aperture; a recess; a chamber. [Obs.] Spenser. The cave s inmost overture. Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. Disclosure; discovery; revelation. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overture — «Overture from Tommy» Sencillo de The Who del álbum Tommy Lado A «See Me, Feel Me» Publicación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Overture — O ver*ture, v. t. To make an overture to; as, to overture a religious body on some subject. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overture! — Album par Wink Sortie 1er juillet 1994 Durée 43:47 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Overture — Chanson par The Who extrait de l’album Tommy Pays  Angleterre Sortie 17 mai …   Wikipédia en Français

  • overture — (n.) mid 13c., an introductory proposal, from O.Fr. overture opening, proposal, from L. apertura opening, from aperire to open, uncover (see OVERT (Cf. overt)). Orchestral sense first recorded in English 1660s …   Etymology dictionary

  • overture — [ō′vər chər] n. [ME, an opening < OFr < VL * opertura < L apertura,APERTURE] 1. an introductory proposal or offer; indication of willingness to negotiate 2. a) a musical introduction to an opera or other large musical work b) an… …   English World dictionary

  • overture — [n] introduction, approach advance, bid, conciliatory move, exordium, foreword, invitation, offer, opening, preamble, preface, prelude, prelusion, presentation, proem, prologue, proposal, proposition, signal, suggestion, tender; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • overture — ► NOUN 1) an orchestral piece at the beginning of a musical work. 2) an independent orchestral composition in one movement. 3) an introduction to something more substantial. 4) (overtures) approaches made with the aim of opening negotiations or… …   English terms dictionary


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