Adjective: opposite ó-pu-zit
Noun: opposite ó-pu-zit
- Being directly across from each other; facing
"And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm"; "we lived on opposite sides of the street"; "at opposite poles"
- (botany) of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem
- Moving or facing away from each other
"looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"
- The other one of a complementary pair
"the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colours"
- Altogether different in nature, quality or significance
"the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended"; "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"
- Characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
"opposite points of view";
- diametric, diametrical, polar
Adverb: opposite ó-pu-zit
- A word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
"to him the opposite of 'gay' was 'depressed'";
- antonym, opposite word
- A relation of direct opposition
"we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the opposite was true";
- reverse, contrary
- A contestant that you are matched against
- opposition, opponent
- Something inverted in sequence, character or effect
"when the direct approach failed he tried the opposite";
- Directly facing each other
"they sat opposite at the table";
Derived forms: opposites
See also: different, other
Type of: contestant, oppositeness, opposition, word