adjective, verb (used with or without object), oped, op·ing. Literary.
Examples from the Web for opes
The servants 'opes, ma'am, they can have permission to witness the ceremony.The Chainbearer|J. Fenimore Cooper
To-night 'e expects to do eighty miles or so, and 'opes to sleep at one of 'is clubs.The Definite Object|Jeffery Farnol
I 'opes you're gittin' on prime For a sick man you put in good work, mate, and make the best use o' your time.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)|Harry Furniss
If we can't, and if the mine peters out, then we ain't lost anything but a lot of 'opes and time.The Cross-Cut|Courtney Ryley Cooper
But as soon as one has found the key of life, "it opes the gates of death."George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3)|George Eliot
British Dictionary definitions for opes
Word Origin and History for opes
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).