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o·pen·er

 (ō′pə-nər)
n.
1. One that opens, especially a device used to cut open cans or pry up bottle caps.
2. Games
a. The player who starts the betting in cards.
b. openers Cards of sufficient value to enable the holder to open the betting.
3. A remark that initiates a conversation.
4.
a. The first act in a program of entertainment, as in a theatrical variety show or a concert.
b. Any act in a program of entertainment that takes place prior to the main act, as in a theatrical variety show or a concert.
5. Sports The first game in a series.
Idiom:
for openers Informal
To begin with: "Out of 54 potential jurors, they knocked 20 off ... just for openers" (Joseph DiMona).

opener

(ˈəʊpənə)
n
1. an instrument used to open sealed containers such as tins or bottles: a bottle opener.
2. a person who opens, esp the player who makes the first bid or play
3. the first or opening section or episode in a series
4. (Theatre) US the first song, act, etc, in a variety show
5. (plural) a start; beginning (esp in the phrase for openers)

o•pen•er

(ˈoʊ pə nər)

n.
1. a person or thing that opens.
2. a device for opening sealed containers.
3. the first of several theatrical numbers, sports events, etc.
4. openers, cards in poker whose value enables the holder to make the first bet of the deal.
Idioms:
for openers, as an initially stated reason or argument; to begin with.
[1540–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opener - the first event in a seriesopener - the first event in a series; "she played Chopin for her opener"; "the season's opener was a game against the Yankees"
start - the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
2.opener - a person who unfastens or unwraps or opensopener - a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens; "children are talented undoers of their shoelaces"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
3.opener - a hand tool used for opening sealed containers (bottles or cans)
bottle opener - an opener for removing caps or corks from bottles
can opener, tin opener - a device for cutting cans open
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
latchstring - opener consisting of a string that can be passed through a hole in a door for raising the latch from outside
Translations
مِفْتاح، فَتّاحه
åbner
avaajaavausavauskorttiavausnumeropelinavaaja
nyitó
opnari
otvárač
odpirač
açacak

opener

[ˈəʊpnəʳ] N
1.abridor m; (= bottle opener) → sacacorchos m inv; (= can opener) → abrelatas m inv
2. (Theat etc) → primer número m
3. for openers (US) → de entrada

opener

[ˈəʊpər] n
(also can opener, tin opener) → ouvre-boîte m
(= first match of series) → match m d'ouverture
(= first goal in a match) → but m d'ouverture du scoreopen fire nfoyer m ouvertopen government npolitique f de transparenceopen ground n
(= waste ground) → terrain m vague
(without cover)terrain m dégagé, terrain m libre
(among trees)clairière f
in open ground → en pleine terre
to grow a plant in the open ground → cultiver une plante en pleine terreopen-handed [ˌəʊpənˈhændɪd] adjgénéreux/euseopen-heart surgery nchirurgie f à cœur ouvert

opener

n
Öffner m
for openers (inf)für den Anfang

opener

[ˈəʊpnəʳ] n bottle-openerapribottiglie m inv (also can opener or tin opener) → apriscatole m inv

open

(ˈəupən) adjective
1. not shut, allowing entry or exit. an open box; The gate is wide open.
2. allowing the inside to be seen. an open book.
3. ready for business etc. The shop is open on Sunday afternoons; After the fog had cleared, the airport was soon open again; The gardens are open to the public.
4. not kept secret. an open show of affection.
5. frank. He was very open with me about his work.
6. still being considered etc. Leave the matter open.
7. empty, with no trees, buildings etc. I like to be out in the open country; an open space.
verb
1. to make or become open. He opened the door; The door opened; The new shop opened last week.
2. to begin. He opened the meeting with a speech of welcome.
ˈopener noun
something that opens (something). a tin-opener.
ˈopening noun
1. a hole; a clear or open space. an opening in the fence/forest.
2. a beginning. the opening of the film; (also adjective) the chairman's opening remarks.
3. the act of becoming or making open, the ceremony of making open. the opening of a flower/shop/door; the opening of the new theatre.
4. an opportunity for work. There are good openings in the automobile industry.
ˈopenly adverb
frankly. She talked very openly about it.
ˈopen-air adjective
outside. an open-air meeting.
ˌopen-ˈminded adjective
willing to consider new ideas. an open-minded approach to the problem.
ˌopen-ˈplan adjective
(of a building) built with few walls inside. an open-plan office.
be an open secret
to be known to many people although supposed to be a secret. It's an open secret that she's getting married next week.
bring (something) out into the open
to make (something) public. This affair has been kept a secret for too long – it's time it was brought out into the open.
in the open
outside; in the open air. It's very healthy for children to be able to play in the open.
in the open air
not in a building. If it doesn't rain, we'll have the party in the open air.
keep/have an open mind
to have a willingness to listen to or accept new ideas, other people's suggestions etc (eg before making a decision). It doesn't seem to be a very good plan, but I think we should keep an open mind about it for the time being.
open on to
(of a door etc) to open towards. Our front door opens straight on to the street.
the open sea
any area of sea far from land. When they reached the open sea, they were faced with large waves.
open to
1. likely or willing to receive. open to charges of corruption; open to suggestions from any member of staff.
2. possible. There are only two courses of action open to us.
open up
1. to open (a shop etc). I open up the shop at nine o'clock every morning.
2. to open (a box etc) completely. He opened up the parcel.
3. to open the (main) door of a building etc. `Open up!' shouted the policeman. `We know you are in there!'
with open arms
in a very friendly way. They received their visitors with open arms.
References in classic literature ?
Grief is the best opener of some hearts, and Jo's was nearly ready for the bag.
Accordingly, the forger was put to Death; the utterer of a bad note was put to Death; the unlawful opener of a letter was put to Death; the purloiner of forty shillings and sixpence was put to Death; the holder of a horse at Tellson's door, who made off with it, was put to Death; the coiner of a bad shilling was put to Death; the sounders of three-fourths of the notes in the whole gamut of Crime, were put to Death.
I acted in the capacity of backer, or best-man, to the bridegroom; while a little limp pew opener in a soft bonnet like a baby's, made a feint of being the bosom friend of Miss Skiffins.
But strange Hath bin the cause, and wonderful to heare: This Tree is not as we are told, a Tree Of danger tasted, nor to evil unknown Op'ning the way, but of Divine effect To open Eyes, and make them Gods who taste; And hath bin tasted such; the Serpent wise, Or not restraind as wee, or not obeying, Hath eat'n of the fruit, and is become, Not dead, as we are threatn'd, but thenceforth Endu'd with human voice and human sense, Reasoning to admiration, and with mee Perswasively hath so prevaild, that I Have also tasted, and have also found Th' effects to correspond, opener mine Eyes, Dimm erst, dilated Spirits, ampler Heart, And growing up to Godhead; which for thee Chiefly I sought, without thee can despise.
Mr Blatherwick held the view that for a private school a male front-door opener was superior to a female, arguing that the parents of prospective pupils would be impressed by the sight of a man in livery.
The grey, whose place is opposite the door and who with an impatient rattle of his halter pricks his ears and turns his head so wistfully when it is opened, and to whom the opener says, "'Woa grey, then, steady
The uneducated foreigner could not even furnish a Santa Cruz Punch, an Eye- Opener, a Stone-Fence, or an Earthquake.
Thrust through holes in his ears were a can opener, the broken handle of a toothbrush, a clay pipe, the brass wheel of an alarm clock, and several Winchester rifle cartridges.
Kate, who had expected no more uncommon appearance than Newman Noggs in a clean shirt, was not a little astonished to see that the opener was a man in handsome livery, and that there were two or three others in the hall.
Here you are then," shouts the opener, holding it up-- "Harkaway
But first of all, as an opener and just as a matter of course, start wetting the towel over her eyes.
After he had thus baited his hook, and found easily enough the method how to lay it in my way, he played an opener game; and one day, going by his sister's chamber when I was there, doing something about dressing her, he comes in with an air of gaiety.