Definitions for openerˈoʊ pə nər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•pen•erˈoʊ pə nər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that opens.

  2. a device for opening sealed containers.

  3. the first of several theatrical numbers, sports events, etc.

  4. openers, cards in poker whose value enables the holder to make the first bet of the deal.

    Category: Games

Idioms for opener:

  1. for openers,as an initially stated reason or argument; to begin with.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of opener:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. opener(noun)

    the first event in a series

    "she played Chopin for her opener"; "the season's opener was a game against the Yankees"

  2. undoer, opener, unfastener, untier(noun)

    a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens

    "children are talented undoers of their shoelaces"

  3. opener(noun)

    a hand tool used for opening sealed containers (bottles or cans)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. opener(noun)ˈoʊ pə nər

    a device for opening sth

    a can opener


  1. opener(Noun)

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

  2. opener(Noun)

    The player who starts the betting.

  3. opener(Noun)

    (in plural openers) Cards of sufficient value to enable a player to open the betting.

  4. opener(Noun)

    The first act in a variety show.

  5. opener(Noun)

    A batsman who normally plays in the first two positions of an innings.

  6. opener(Noun)

    The first in a series of events, items etc.; the first remark or sentence of a conversation.

  7. opener(Noun)

    The first game played in a competition

  8. opener(Noun)

    The first goal or point scored.

  9. Origin: From open + -er.

Anagrams of opener

  1. reopen

Translations for opener

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


something that opens (something)

a tin-opener.

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