adjective, verb (used with or without object), oped, oping. Literary.
an archaic or poetic word for open
short for open (adj.), early 13c. “not closed; not hidden;” originally as awake is from awaken, etc. As a verb from mid-15c. Middle English had ope-head “bare-headed” (c.1300).
adj. “obstinately attached to one’s opinion,” 1590s, past participle adjective from opiniate (from Latin opinio), a verb where now we use opine. Also see opinion.
[oh-pahyn] /oʊˈpaɪn/ verb (used with or without object), opined, opining. 1. to hold or express an . /əʊˈpaɪn/ verb 1. (when transitive, usually takes a clause as object) to hold or express an opinion: he opined that it was all a sad mistake v. “express an opinion,” mid-15c., from Middle French opiner (15c.) and directly […]
[oh-pin-i-kuh s] /oʊˈpɪn ɪ kəs/ noun, plural opinicuses. 1. a heraldic monster having the head, neck, and wings of an eagle, the body of a lion, and the tail of a bear.
v. “to hold an opinion,” c.1600, from opinion + -ate (2); now surviving mostly in past participle adjective opinionated.