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3 letters words from 'ope'

OPE 5 

2 letters words from 'ope'

OE 2OP 4
PE 4PO 4

All 3 letters words made out of ope

ope poe oep eop peo epo

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Definitions and meaning of ope



  • (UK) IPA(key): /əʊp/
  • enPR: ōp
  • Rhymes: -əʊp

Etymology 1

Cornish dialect word meaning an alley or narrow passage e.g. Tonkin's Ope

Etymology 2

Representing oh pronounced with the mouth snapped closed at the end (excrescent IPA(key): /p/. Compare yep, yup, nope, and welp.



  1. (Midwest) an exclamation of surprise; oops
Usage notes

Specific to the Midwestern United States but used elsewhere in American English.

Etymology 3

From Russian оп (op), shortened form of Greek ώπα (ópa).



  1. (Midwest) an exclamation of surprise; oops

Etymology 4

From Middle English ope (open), shortened form of open, from Old English open (open). More at open.


ope (comparative more ope, superlative most ope)

  1. (now dialectal or poetic) Open. [from 13th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.6:
      Arriving there, as did by chaunce befall, / He found the gate wyde ope […].
    • 1819, John Keats, Otho the Great, Act V, Scene V, verses 191-192:
      We are all weary — faint — set ope the doors —
      I will to bed! — To-morrow —
    • On Sunday heaven's gate stands ope.


ope (third-person singular simple present opes, present participle oping, simple past and past participle oped)

  1. (archaic, transitive, intransitive) To open.
    • 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act III Scene 2
      Ere I ope his letter, / I pray you, tell me how my good friend doth.
    • 1611, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I, scene 2 :
      The hour's now come, the very minute bids thee ope thine ear; obey and be attentive.
    • 1842, Robert Browning, The Pied Piper of Hamelin
      There came into many a burgher's pate / A text which says that heaven's gate / Opes to the rich at as easy rate / As the needle's eye takes a camel in!


  • EPO, EoP, PEO, POE, Poe, peo., poe, poë


(index op)


Shortened form of opettaja.


  • IPA(key): /ˈope/, [ˈo̞pe̞]
  • Rhymes: -ope
  • Syllabification: o‧pe



  1. (school, colloquial) teacher



  • maikka
  • opettaja




  1. ablative singular of ops

Norwegian Nynorsk



  1. neuter singular of open



ope inan (plural òpeyo)

  1. third-person singular present active indicative inanimate of ope (it is white)

Related terms

  • òpsu
  • òpàn
  • wèhènchiopànk
  • òpànk


  • Rementer, Jim; Pearson, Bruce L. (2005) , “ope”, in Leneaux, Grant; Whritenour, Raymond, editors, The Lenape Talking Dictionary, The Lenape Language Preservation Project

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to open.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)