Oppidan to Optic

(Op"pi*dan) a. [L. oppidanus, fr. oppidum town.] Of or pertaining to a town. Howell.

(Op"pi*dan), n.

1. An inhabitant of a town.

2. A student of Eton College, England, who is not a King's scholar, and who boards in a private family.

(Op*pig"ner*ate) v. i. [L. oppigneratus, p. p. of oppignerare to pawn. See Ob- , and Pignerate.] To pledge; to pawn. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Op"pi*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Oppilated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Oppilating ] [L. oppilatus, p. p. of oppilare to stop up; ob (see Ob-) + pilare to ram down, to thrust.] To crowd together; to fill with obstructions; to block up. [Obs.] Cockeram.

(Op`pi*la"tion) n. [L. oppilatio: cf. F. opilation.] The act of filling or crowding together; a stopping by redundant matter; obstruction, particularly in the lower intestines. Jer. Taylor.

(Op`pi*la*tive) a. [Cf. F. opilatif. See Oppilate.] Obstructive. [Obs.] Sherwood.

(Op*plete" Op*plet"ed) a. [L. oppletus, p. p. of opplere to fill up; ob (see Ob-) + plere to fill.] Filled; crowded. [Obs.] Johnson.

(Op*ple"tion) n. The act of filling up, or the state of being filled up; fullness. [Obs.]

(Op*pone") v. t. [L. opponere. See Opponent.] To oppose. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(Op*po"nen*cy) n. The act of opening an academical disputation; the proposition of objections to a tenet, as an exercise for a degree. [Eng.] Todd.

(Op*po"nent) a. [L. opponens, -entis, p. pr. of opponere to set or place against, to oppose; ob (see Ob-) + ponere to place. See Position.] Situated in front; opposite; hence, opposing; adverse; antagonistic. Pope.

(Op*po"nent), n.

1. One who opposes; an adversary; an antagonist; a foe. Macaulay.

2. One who opposes in a disputation, argument, or other verbal controversy; specifically, one who attacks some theirs or proposition, in distinction from the respondent, or defendant, who maintains it.

How becomingly does Philopolis exercise his office, and seasonably commit the opponent with the respondent, like a long-practiced moderator!
Dr. H. More.

Syn. — Antagonist; opposer; foe. See Adversary.

(Op`por*tune") a. [F. opporiun, L. opportunus, lit., at or before the port; ob (see Ob-) + a derivative of portus port, harbor. See Port harbor.] Convenient; ready; hence, seasonable; timely. Milton.

This is most opportune to our need.

Op`por*tune"ly, adv.Op`por*tune"ness, n.

(Op`por*tune"), v. t. To suit. [Obs.] Dr. Clerke

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