Origin of opeMiddle English ; from openen
(comparative more ope, superlative most ope)
- (now dialectal or poetic) Open. [from 13th c.]
(third-person singular simple present opes, present participle oping, simple past and past participle oped)
- (archaic) To open.
- Eye dialect spelling of hope.
A representation of the pronunciation of hope by a speaker whose dialect lacks the voiceless glottal fricative or transition (IPA: [h]).