Definition of Opener

1. Noun. The first event in a series. "The season's opener was a game against the Yankees"

Generic synonyms: Start
Derivative terms: Open

2. Noun. A person who unfastens or unwraps or opens. "Children are talented undoers of their shoelaces"
Exact synonyms: Undoer, Unfastener, Untier
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Derivative terms: Open, Undo, Undo, Unfasten, Untie, Untie

3. Noun. A hand tool used for opening sealed containers (bottles or cans).
Specialized synonyms: Bottle Opener, Can Opener, Tin Opener, Latchstring
Generic synonyms: Hand Tool
Derivative terms: Open

Definition of Opener

1. n. One who, or that which, opens.

Definition of Opener

1. Noun. A device that opens something; specifically a tin-opener/can-opener, or a bottle opener. ¹

2. Noun. (card games) The player who starts the betting. ¹

3. Noun. (card games) (''in plural'' '''openers''') Cards of sufficient value to enable a player to open the betting. ¹

4. Noun. (theater) The first act in a variety show. ¹

5. Noun. (cricket) A batsman who normally plays in the first two positions of an innings. ¹

6. Noun. (colloquial) The first in a series of events, items etc.; the first remark or sentence of a conversation. ¹

7. Noun. (sports) The first game played in a competition ¹

8. Noun. (sports) The first goal or point scored. ¹

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Definition of Opener

1. one that opens [n -S] - See also: opens

Lexicographical Neighbors of Opener

open valleys
open water
open waters
open weave
open wound
open wounds
opencast mining
opened fire
opener (current term)
opening argument
opening arguments
opening axis
opening batsman

Literary usage of Opener

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1888)
"Why, call it just what it is— a combined can- opener and corkscrew." "AH right," said Ham. " But what are those letters for, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Combing Machine. and carried forward m the same manner as in the opener making laps for the second or finishing scutcher, which is of similar construction ..."

3. Annual Reportby Michigan Board of State Auditors by Michigan Board of State Auditors (1906)
"... 14x17, full law sheep; first quire 3 25 flat opener, machine sewed on double stubs; extra per quire 15 per each quire additional to first quire in books ..."

4. Cotton Spinning: Its Development, Principles, and Practice by Richard Marsden (1888)
"... and its operation ; the porcupine ; the pneumatic feeding opener; an American opener.—The purposes of opening. ..."

5. Heads of the People: Or, Portraits of the English by Joseph Kenny Meadows (1878)
"... self- humiliation, contrition of heart, and remorse of spirit, kneel, and make sweet sacrifice; yea even there, plies the Pew-opener : the busy servitor ..."

6. Electrical Construction: An Elementary Course for Vocational Schools by Walter Benedict Weber (1916)
"Material One electric door opener. Questions Can the door-opener be operated from more than one ... On what principle does the electric door opener work? ..."

7. Automobile Repairshop Short-cuts: Over 1500 Time and Labor-saving Kinks by Motor World (1918)
"A mechanical door opener will soon pay for itself. The door opener illustrated herewith is operated by compressed air. It consists of a piston operating in ..."

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