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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [oh-puh-ner]
    • /ˈoʊ pə nər/
    • /ˈəʊ.pən.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oh-puh-ner]
    • /ˈoʊ pə nər/

Definitions of openers word

  • noun openers a person or thing that opens. 1
  • noun openers a device for opening sealed containers: can opener. 1
  • noun openers the first of several theatrical numbers, variety acts, sports events, etc.: a humorous monologue as an opener. 1
  • noun openers openers, Poker. cards in a hand, as a pair of jacks or better, that according to a given standard are worth enough to enable the holder to make the first bet of a deal. 1
  • idioms openers for openers, as an initially stated reason or argument; at the outset; to begin with: Well, for openers, I don't have the money. 1
  • noun openers Plural form of opener. 1

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Origin of openers

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1540-50; open + -er1

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Parts of speech for Openers


openers popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

openers usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for openers

noun openers

  • abracadabras — Plural form of abracadabra.
  • accesses — the ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with, or use; admittance: They have access to the files.
  • keys — a small metal instrument specially cut to fit into a lock and move its bolt.
  • keywords — a word that serves as a key, as to the meaning of another word, a sentence, passage, or the like.
  • debuts — Plural form of debut.

Antonyms for openers

noun openers

Top questions with openers

  • how to program garage door openers?
  • how to install garage door openers?

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