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Adjective: opposite  ó-pu-zit
  1. 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"
  2. Moving or facing away from each other
    "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"
  3. The other one of a complementary pair
    "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colours"
  4. 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"
  5. Characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
    "opposite points of view";
    - diametric, diametrical, polar
  6. (botany) of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem
    "opposite leaves";
    - paired
Noun: opposite  ó-pu-zit
  1. 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
  2. A relation of direct opposition
    "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the opposite was true";
    - reverse, contrary
  3. A contestant that you are matched against
    - opposition, opponent
  4. Something inverted in sequence, character or effect
    "when the direct approach failed he tried the opposite";
    - inverse
Adverb: opposite  ó-pu-zit
  1. Directly facing each other
    "they sat opposite at the table";
    - face-to-face, face to face

Derived forms: opposites

See also: different, other

Type of: contestant, oppositeness, opposition, word

Antonym: alternate, equivalent word

Encyclopedia: Opposite