Associations to the word «Opener»

Pictures for the word «Opener»


OPENER, noun. A device that opens something; specifically a tin-opener/can-opener, or a bottle opener.
OPENER, noun. (card games) The player who starts the betting.
OPENER, noun. (card games) (in plural openers) Cards of sufficient value to enable a player to open the betting.
OPENER, noun. (theater) The first act in a variety show.
OPENER, noun. (Islam) Fatiha
OPENER, noun. (cricket) A batsman who normally plays in the first two positions of an innings.
OPENER, noun. (colloquial) The first in a series of events, items etc.; the first remark or sentence of a conversation.
OPENER, noun. (sports) The first game played in a competition
OPENER, noun. (sports) The first goal or point scored.

Dictionary definition

OPENER, noun. The first event in a series; "she played Chopin for her opener"; "the season's opener was a game against the Yankees".
OPENER, noun. A person who unfastens or unwraps or opens; "children are talented undoers of their shoelaces".
OPENER, noun. A hand tool used for opening sealed containers (bottles or cans).

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats