- a newspaper page devoted to signed articles by commentators, essayists, humorists, etc., of varying viewpoints: the Op-Ed of today's New York Times.
Origin of Op-Ed
Examples from the Web for oped
The implication of the oped is that Obama should support Israel no matter what its government does.Does He Really Love Sheldon Adelson?
October 12, 2012
Separately, a recent study called The OpEd Project found that men are writing the majority of opinion columns in the media.Men Rule Media Coverage of Women’s News
May 31, 2012
I tell you frankly I 'oped you wouldn't hear of it, because after all the girl's got her punishment.Beyond
Hath he oped his eyen into the world chained to a hand's-breadth o' soil?Long Will
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
- an archaic or poetic word for open
- a page of a newspaper where varying opinions are expressed by columnists, commentators, etc
- (as modifier)an op-ed column in the New York Times
Word Origin and History for oped
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).