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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opaqueadjective

    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight

    "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays"

  2. opaque, unintelligibleadjective

    not clearly understood or expressed


  1. opaquenoun

    An area of darkness; a place or region with no light.

  2. opaquenoun

    Something which is opaque rather than translucent.

  3. opaqueverb

    To make, render (more) opaque.

  4. opaqueadjective

    Neither reflecting nor emitting light.

  5. opaqueadjective

    Allowing little light to pass through, not translucent or transparent.

  6. opaqueadjective

    Unclear, unintelligible, hard to get or explain the meaning of

  7. opaqueadjective

    Obtuse, stupid.

  8. opaqueadjective

    Describes a type for which higher-level callers have no knowledge of data values or their representations; all operations are carried out by the type's defined abstract operators.

  9. Etymology: From opake, from opacus (of unknown origin), later reinforced from opaque.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Opaqueadjective

    Etymology: opacus, Lat.

    Shot upward still direct, whence no way round
    Shadow from body opaque can fall. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    These disappearing fixt stars were actually extinguished and turned into more opaque and gross planet-like bodies. George Cheyne, Phil. Prin.


  1. Opaque

    Morten Aasdahl Eliassen, also known as stage name Opaque or the alias Mae, is a Norwegian rapper from Furuset in Oslo. He is signed to Tommy Tee's record label Tee Productions, and released the album Gourmet Garbage in 2001. In 2011 he appeared under the alias Mae on Jesse Jones debut album 12 blokker, 1 vei inn.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Opaque

    ō-pāk′, adj. shady: dark: that cannot be seen through: not transparent.—adv. Opaque′ly.—n. Opaque′ness, quality of being opaque: want of transparency. [Fr.,—L. opacus.]


  1. Opaque

    without lustre: not transparent.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opaque in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opaque in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of opaque in a Sentence

  1. David Lipton:

    The near-term growth outlook has turned more buoyant due to recent policy support, the medium-term outlook, however, is more uncertain due to rapidly rising credit, structural excess capacity, and the increasingly large, opaque, and interconnected financial sector.

  2. Maxine Waters:

    I'm troubled to see yet another bank plead guilty to criminal charges only to turn around and ask federal regulators to allow it to continue doing businesses as if it has done nothing wrong, i hope that the Department of Labor appropriately scrutinizes this waiver request by Deutsche Bank, and I believe a public hearing would provide much needed transparency to an historically opaque process.

  3. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev:

    Our main goal is to lead the largest and most opaque lower-end pay segment out of the shadow (economy).

  4. Craig McCann:

    If you're selling a high-cost product, typically you make it opaque.

  5. Kelly McBride:

    This is an example of opaque sponsored content.

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    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    • A. interrogate
    • B. blur
    • C. doom
    • D. demolish

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