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1 : Impervious to the rays of light; not transparent; as, an opaque substance.

2 : Obscure; not clear; unintelligible.

3 : That which is opaque; opacity.

4 : The state or quality of being impervious to light; opacity.

5 : Half opaque; only half transparent.

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1 : Opaque

a.

Impervious to the rays of light; not transparent; as, an opaque substance.

2 : Opaque

a.

Obscure; not clear; unintelligible.

3 : Opaque

n.

That which is opaque; opacity.

4 : Opaqueness

n.

The state or quality of being impervious to light; opacity.

5 : Semiopaque

a.

Half opaque; only half transparent.

This word opaque uses (6) total characters with white space

This word opaque uses (6) total characters with white out space

This word opaque uses 6 unique characters: A E O P Q U

Number of all permutations npr for opaque word is (720)

Number of all combination ncr for opaque word is (720)

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See also: opaqué

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Alternative forms
    • 1.2 Etymology
    • 1.3 Pronunciation
    • 1.4 Adjective
      • 1.4.1 Usage notes
      • 1.4.2 Antonyms
      • 1.4.3 Derived terms
      • 1.4.4 Related terms
      • 1.4.5 Translations
    • 1.5 Noun
      • 1.5.1 Translations
    • 1.6 Verb
      • 1.6.1 Synonyms
      • 1.6.2 Translations
    • 1.7 See also
    • 1.8 References
  • 2 French
    • 2.1 Etymology
    • 2.2 Pronunciation
    • 2.3 Adjective
      • 2.3.1 References
    • 2.4 Further reading
  • 3 Middle French
    • 3.1 Adjective
  • 4 Spanish
    • 4.1 Verb

English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • opake (obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English opake, from Latin opacus (shaded, shady, dark) (of unknown origin), later reinforced from Middle French opaque.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əʊˈpeɪk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /oʊˈpeɪk/
  • Rhymes: -eɪk

Adjective[edit]

opaque (comparative more opaque or opaquer, superlative most opaque or opaquest) (see usage notes)

  1. Neither reflecting nor emitting light.
    • 1968, Isaac Asimov, Photosynthesis, Basic Books, Inc., page 60:
      We have agreed that heat is energy to begin with. Light is also a form of energy for when absorbed by any opaque substance it turns completely into heat.
  2. Allowing little light to pass through, not translucent or transparent.
  3. (figuratively) Unclear, unintelligible, hard to get or explain the meaning of
  4. (figuratively) Obtuse, stupid.
  5. (computing) 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.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The comparative opaquer and superlative opaquest, though formed following valid rules for English, are much less common than more opaque and most opaque and seem to occur more frequently in poetry.
  • Most opaque has been more common than opaquest for at least two centuries and 50 to 100 times more common in the last two decades, according to this Google Ngram comparison.

Antonyms[edit]

  • (physically): see-through, translucent, transparent
  • (figuratively): clear, obvious, bright, brilliant

Derived terms[edit]

  • opaquely
  • opaqueness
  • radiopaque

Related terms[edit]

  • opacity

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

opaque (plural opaques)

  1. (obsolete, poetic) An area of darkness; a place or region with no light.
    • 1745, Edward Young, Night-Thoughts, I:
      Through this opaque of Nature and of Soul, / This double night, transmit one pitying ray, / To lighten, and to cheer.
  2. Something which is opaque rather than translucent.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

opaque (third-person singular simple present opaques, present participle opaquing, simple past and past participle opaqued)

  1. (transitive) To make, render (more) opaque.

Synonyms[edit]

  • blur
  • cloud

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

  • translucent

References[edit]

  • “opaque” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.
  • “opaque” in Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary: Based on Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, 7th edition, Springfield, Mass.: G[eorge] & C[harles] Merriam, 1963 (1967 printing), OCLC 974117641.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin opacus (shaded, shady, dark), itself of unknown origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔ.pak/

Adjective[edit]

opaque (plural opaques)

  1. opaque

References[edit]

  • “opaque” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Further reading[edit]

  • “opaque” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Middle French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

opaque m, f (plural opaques)

  1. opaque

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

opaque

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of opacar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of opacar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of opacar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of opacar.