verb (used with object)
Origin of option
Examples from the Web for optioned
Franco optioned the tome back in March 2011, and will star and direct the flick.James Franco Shot His New Movie at the Venice Film Festival and I Was in It|Marlow Stern|September 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The book was optioned to HBO in 2011, around the time evangelist Harold Camping claimed The Rapture would occur—on May 21, 2011.From ‘Lost’ to The Rapture: Creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta on HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’|Marlow Stern|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Although it was just published, Shirley has already been optioned by HBO for a two-hour movie.The Fiction Writer Shirley Jackson Stars in Her Own Novel|Hugh Ryan|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Oh, and no truth to the rumor that director Michael Bay has since optioned a script titled Hotelicopter: The Reckoning.
A year later Galveston got published, and it was optioned for very little money.Inside the Obsessive, Strange Mind of True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto|Andrew Romano|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He optioned those four gaps at a low purchase price that was absurd.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine|John Fox, Jr.
Somebody'd optioned another planet in the same system, and I hadn't counted on the competition.Citadel|Algirdas Jonas Budrys
The past four years Alfred had optioned as many different farms, always dissuaded by the wife to give them up.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
British Dictionary definitions for optioned
Word Origin for option
Word Origin and History for optioned
c.1600, "action of choosing," from French option (Old French opcion), from Latin optionem (nominative optio) "choice, free choice, liberty to choose," from root of optare "to desire, choose," from PIE root *op- "to choose, prefer." Meaning "thing that may be chosen" is attested from 1885. Commercial transaction sense first recorded 1755 (the verb in this sense is from 1934). As a North American football play, it is recorded from 1954.