Opaque vs Couching - What's the difference?

opaque | couching |


As nouns the difference between opaque and couching

is that opaque is (obsolete|poetic) an area of darkness; a place or region with no light while couching is (medicine) the operation of putting down or displacing the opaque lens in cataract.

As verbs the difference between opaque and couching

is that opaque is to make, render (more) opaque while couching is .

As an adjective opaque

is neither reflecting nor emitting light.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

opaque

English

(wikipedia opaque)

Alternative forms

* opake

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Neither reflecting nor emitting light.
  • Allowing little light to pass through, not translucent or transparent.
  • (figuratively) Unclear, unintelligible, hard to get or explain the meaning of
  • (figuratively) Obtuse, stupid.
  • (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.
  • Antonyms

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

    Usage notes

    * 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.

    Derived terms

    * opaquely * opaqueness * radiopaque

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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.
  • Something which is opaque rather than translucent.
  • Verb

  • To make, render (more) opaque.
  • Synonyms

    * blur * cloud

    See also

    * translucent

    References

    * * ----

    couching

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine) The operation of putting down or displacing the opaque lens in cataract.
  • (textiles) Embroidering by laying the materials upon the surface of the foundation, instead of drawing them through.
  • (Webster 1913)