adjective, verb (used with or without object), oped, op·ing. Literary.
Examples from the Web for opes
Historical Examples of opes
Then I 'opes ye'll be sent to a 'formatory an' kep' there for the next five year.Her Benny
Silas Kitto Hocking
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)
"I 'opes the wind'll play the Old 'Arry with it," he smiled to himself.The Imitator
The servants 'opes, ma'am, they can have permission to witness the ceremony.The Chainbearer
J. Fenimore Cooper
I 'opes as you're pleased with all the work, sir; everything satisfactory, sir.'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
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).