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ope

[ohp] /oʊp/
adjective, verb (used with or without object), oped, oping. Literary.
1.
open.

Op-Ed

[op-ed] /ˈɒpˌɛd/
noun
1.
a newspaper page devoted to signed articles by commentators, essayists, humorists, etc., of varying viewpoints: the Op-Ed of today's New York Times.
Also called Op-Ed page.
Origin of Op-Ed
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; op(posite) ed(itorial page)
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Examples from the Web for oped
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  • I tell you frankly I 'oped you wouldn't hear of it, because after all the girl's got her punishment.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • Hath he oped his eyen into the world chained to a hand's-breadth o' soil?

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • And some day he “oped” to go to “Hamerica” and there own a kitchen all for himself.

    Through Scandinavia to Moscow

    William Seymour Edwards
  • Jaufry and Brunissende the fair alone nor ate nor oped their lips.

  • The ham was never too good in Liverpool, but she 'oped that it wasn't "reesty."

    The Master of Silence Irving Bacheller
  • They oped the gates, and outward in a great rush did they break.

    The Lay of the Cid R. Selden Rose
  • I 'oped at fust that it was a runaway-ring, but it kept on, and the longer it kept on, the worse it got.

    Dirty Work W.W. Jacobs
  • In Their village is no living thing save mice Which scamper'd as we oped each cabin door.

British Dictionary definitions for oped

ope

/əʊp/
verb, adjective
1.
an archaic or poetic word for open

op-ed

/ˈɒpˌɛd/
noun
1.
  1. a page of a newspaper where varying opinions are expressed by columnists, commentators, etc
  2. (as modifier): an op-ed column in the New York Times
Word Origin
C20: from op(posite) ed(itorial page)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for oped

ope

adj.

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).

op-ed

adj.

1970, in reference to the page of a newspaper opposite the editorial page, usually devoted to personal opinion columns. The thing itself said to have been pioneered by the New York "World."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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