Ope"tide` (?), n. [Ope + tide.]
Open time; -- applied to different things
The early spring, or the time when flowers begin opening.
The time between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday wherein marriages were formerly solemnized publicly in churches. [Eng.]
The time after harvest when the common fields are open to all kinds of stock.
. [Written also opentide
© Webster 1913.