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English adjective: opposite

1. opposite being directly across from each other; facing


SamplesAnd 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.


Similarother


Antonymssame

2. opposite of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem


SamplesOpposite leaves.


Synonymspaired


Domain categorybotany, phytology


Antonymsalternate

3. opposite moving or facing away from each other


SamplesLooking in opposite directions.
They went in opposite directions.


Similarother


Antonymssame

4. opposite the other one of a complementary pair


SamplesThe opposite sex.
The two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors.


Similarother


Antonymssame

5. opposite altogether different in nature or quality or significance


SamplesThe medicine's effect was opposite to that intended.
It is said that opposite characters make a union happiest.


Similardifferent


Antonymssame

6. opposite characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed


SamplesIn diametric contradiction to his claims.
Diametrical (or opposite) points of view.
Opposite meanings.
Extreme and indefensible polar positions.


Synonymsdiametric, diametrical, polar


Similardifferent


Antonymssame


English noun: opposite

1. opposite (communication) a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other


SamplesTo him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'.


Synonymsantonym, opposite word


Broader (hypernym)word


Narrower (hyponym)direct antonym, indirect antonym


Antonymsequivalent word, synonym

2. opposite a relation of direct opposition


SamplesWe thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true.


Synonymscontrary, reverse


Broader (hypernym)oppositeness, opposition

3. opposite (person) a contestant that you are matched against


Synonymsopponent, opposition


Broader (hypernym)contestant

4. opposite something inverted in sequence or character or effect


SamplesWhen the direct approach failed he tried the inverse.


Synonymsinverse


Broader (hypernym)oppositeness, opposition


Narrower (hyponym)additive inverse, multiplicative inverse, reciprocal


English adverb: opposite

1. opposite directly facing each other


SamplesThe two photographs lay face-to-face on the table.
Lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street.
They sat opposite at the table.


Synonymsface-to-face









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