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o·paque

 (ō-pāk′)
adj.
1.
a. Impenetrable by light; neither transparent nor translucent.
b. Not reflecting light; having no luster: an opaque finish.
2. Impenetrable by a form of radiant energy other than visible light: a chemical solution opaque to x-rays.
3.
a. So obscure as to be unintelligible: "opaque, elusive, minimal meanings" (John Simon).
b. Mentally obtuse; dense.
n.
Something that is opaque, especially an opaque pigment used to darken parts of a photographic print or negative.

[Middle English opake, shady, and French opaque, opaque (from Old French, shady), both from Latin opācus.]

o·paque′ly adv.
o·paque′ness n.

opaque

(əʊˈpeɪk)
adj
1. not transmitting light; not transparent or translucent
2. not reflecting light; lacking lustre or shine; dull
3. (General Physics) not transmitting radiant energy, such as electromagnetic or corpuscular radiation, or sound
4. hard to understand; unintelligible
5. unintelligent; dense
n
(Photography) photog an opaque pigment used to block out particular areas on a negative
vb (tr) , opaques, opaquing or opaqued
6. to make opaque
7. (Photography) photog to block out particular areas, such as blemishes, on (a negative), using an opaque
[C15: from Latin opācus shady]
oˈpaquely adv
oˈpaqueness n

o•paque

(oʊˈpeɪk)

adj.
1. not allowing light to pass through.
2. not transmitting radiation, sound, heat, etc.
3. not shining or bright; dark; dull.
4. hard to understand.
5. dull, stupid.
n.
6. something that is opaque.
7. coloring used to render part of a photographic negative opaque.
[1375–1425; late Middle English opake < Latin opācus shaded]
o•paque′ly, adv.
o•paque′ness, n.

o·paque

(ō-pāk′)
Not letting light pass through; neither transparent nor translucent. Metals and many minerals are opaque.

opaque


Past participle: opaqued
Gerund: opaquing

Imperative
opaque
opaque
Present
I opaque
you opaque
he/she/it opaques
we opaque
you opaque
they opaque
Preterite
I opaqued
you opaqued
he/she/it opaqued
we opaqued
you opaqued
they opaqued
Present Continuous
I am opaquing
you are opaquing
he/she/it is opaquing
we are opaquing
you are opaquing
they are opaquing
Present Perfect
I have opaqued
you have opaqued
he/she/it has opaqued
we have opaqued
you have opaqued
they have opaqued
Past Continuous
I was opaquing
you were opaquing
he/she/it was opaquing
we were opaquing
you were opaquing
they were opaquing
Past Perfect
I had opaqued
you had opaqued
he/she/it had opaqued
we had opaqued
you had opaqued
they had opaqued
Future
I will opaque
you will opaque
he/she/it will opaque
we will opaque
you will opaque
they will opaque
Future Perfect
I will have opaqued
you will have opaqued
he/she/it will have opaqued
we will have opaqued
you will have opaqued
they will have opaqued
Future Continuous
I will be opaquing
you will be opaquing
he/she/it will be opaquing
we will be opaquing
you will be opaquing
they will be opaquing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been opaquing
you have been opaquing
he/she/it has been opaquing
we have been opaquing
you have been opaquing
they have been opaquing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been opaquing
you will have been opaquing
he/she/it will have been opaquing
we will have been opaquing
you will have been opaquing
they will have been opaquing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been opaquing
you had been opaquing
he/she/it had been opaquing
we had been opaquing
you had been opaquing
they had been opaquing
Conditional
I would opaque
you would opaque
he/she/it would opaque
we would opaque
you would opaque
they would opaque
Past Conditional
I would have opaqued
you would have opaqued
he/she/it would have opaqued
we would have opaqued
you would have opaqued
they would have opaqued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.opaque - not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight; "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays"
unclear - not clear to the mind; "the law itself was unclear on that point"; "the reason for their actions is unclear to this day"
clear - allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"
2.opaque - not clearly understood or expressedopaque - not clearly understood or expressed
uncomprehensible, incomprehensible - difficult to understand; "the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- A. Einstein

opaque

adjective
1. cloudy, clouded, dull, dim, muddied, muddy, murky, hazy, filmy, turbid, lustreless, non-transparent The bathroom has an opaque glass window.
cloudy clear, transparent, bright, lucid, crystal clear, limpid, pellucid, transpicuous
2. incomprehensible, obscure, unclear, difficult, puzzling, baffling, enigmatic, perplexing, impenetrable, unintelligible, cryptic, unfathomable, abstruse, obfuscated, beyond comprehension the opaque language of the official report
incomprehensible clear, lucid, crystal clear
Translations
غامِض غَيْر شَفّاف
neprůhledný
uigennemsigtig
átlátszatlan
ógagnsær
不透明な
matinisnepermatomasnepermatomumas
necaurredzams, necaurspīdīgs
saydam olmayan

opaque

ʊˈpeɪk] ADJ [glass, lens, substance] → opaco; [statement etc] → poco claro, ininteligible

opaque

[əʊˈpeɪk] adj
(= not transparent) → opaque
(= obscure) [language] → opaqueOp art Op Art [ˈɒpɑːrt] nOp Art m

opaque

adj
opak; liquidtrüb; paper, glass, windowundurchsichtig; tights, stockingsblickdicht
(fig) essay, prose, textundurchsichtig, unklar

opaque

[əʊˈpeɪk] adjopaco/a

opaque

(əˈpeik) , ((American) ou-) adjective
not transparent. an opaque liquid.
oˈpaqueness noun
opacity (əˈpӕsəti) noun

o·paque

a. opaco-a, sin brillo, que no deja pasar la luz.

opaque

adj opaco
References in classic literature ?
At last, after creeping, as it were, for such a length of time along the utmost verge of the opaque puddle of obscurity, they had taken that downright plunge which, sooner or later, is the destiny of all families, whether princely or plebeian.
The wiser effort would have been to diffuse thought and imagination through the opaque substance of to-day, and thus to make it a bright transparency; to spiritualise the burden that began to weigh so heavily; to seek, resolutely, the true and indestructible value that lay hidden in the petty and wearisome incidents, and ordinary characters with which I was now conversant.
The weather growing still more opaque, it was agreed between myself and the other second that before giving the fatal signal we should each deliver a loud whoop to enable the combatants to ascertain each other's whereabouts.
Reed might be at that time some six or seven and thirty; she was a woman of robust frame, square-shouldered and strong-limbed, not tall, and, though stout, not obese: she had a somewhat large face, the under jaw being much developed and very solid; her brow was low, her chin large and prominent, mouth and nose sufficiently regular; under her light eyebrows glimmered an eye devoid of ruth; her skin was dark and opaque, her hair nearly flaxen; her constitution was sound as a bell--illness never came near her; she was an exact, clever manager; her household and tenantry were thoroughly under her control; her children only at times defied her authority and laughed it to scorn; she dressed well, and had a presence and port calculated to set off handsome attire.
She fitted and arranged the gray wig with the dexterity which constant practice had given her; fixed the false eyebrows (made rather large, and of hair darker than the wig) carefully in their position with the gum she had with her for the purpose, and stained her face with the customary stage materials, so as to change the transparent fairness of her complexion to the dull, faintly opaque color of a woman in ill health.
When Scrooge awoke, it was so dark, that looking out of bed, he could scarcely distinguish the transparent window from the opaque walls of his chamber.
Here matter new to gaze the Devil met Undazl'd, farr and wide his eye commands, For sight no obstacle found here, nor shade, But all Sun-shine, as when his Beams at Noon Culminate from th' AEQUATOR, as they now Shot upward still direct, whence no way round Shadow from body opaque can fall, and the Aire, No where so cleer, sharp'nd his visual ray To objects distant farr, whereby he soon Saw within kenn a glorious Angel stand, The same whom JOHN saw also in the Sun: His back was turnd, but not his brightness hid; Of beaming sunnie Raies, a golden tiar Circl'd his Head, nor less his Locks behind Illustrious on his Shoulders fledge with wings Lay waving round; on som great charge imploy'd Hee seemd, or fixt in cogitation deep.
I turned back, and perceived a vast opaque body between me and the sun moving forwards towards the island: it seemed to be about two miles high, and hid the sun six or seven minutes; but I did not observe the air to be much colder, or the sky more darkened, than if I had stood under the shade of a mountain.
Well, the opaque, outer coating is broken by the impact, exposing a glass cylinder, almost solid, in the forward end of which is a minute particle of radium powder.
When this stranger fixed upon an object, his eyebrows met, his large eyelids closed around so as to contract the range of his vision, and he looked as if he magnified the objects lessened by distance, as if he pierced those sheets of water so opaque to our eyes, and as if he read the very depths of the seas.
The sky had grown brighter, the setting moon was becoming pale and opaque in the luminous blue of the day.
One may picture, too, the sudden shifting of the attention, the swiftly spreading coils and bellyings of that blackness advancing headlong, towering heavenward, turning the twi- light to a palpable darkness, a strange and horrible antagonist of vapour striding upon its victims, men and horses near it seen dimly, running, shrieking, falling headlong, shouts of dismay, the guns suddenly abandoned, men choking and writhing on the ground, and the swift broadening-out of the opaque cone of smoke.