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Definitions of opposite

  1. two words that express opposing concepts; "to him the opposite of gay was depressed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed; "in diametric contradiction to his claims"; "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"; "opposite meanings"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. directly facing each other; "the 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a contestant that you are matched against Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. moving or facing away from each other; "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (botany) of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. altogether different in nature or quality or significance; "the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended"; "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"- Charles Reade Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. being directly across from each other; facing; "And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm"- Longfellow; "we lived on opposite sides of the street"; "at opposite poles" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. Applied to the other of two things which are entirely different; other; as, the opposite sex; the opposite extreme. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Set over against each other, but separated by the whole diameter of the stem, as two leaves at the same node. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Placed directly in front of another part or organ, as a stamen which stands before a petal. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. One who opposes; an opponent; an antagonist. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. That which is opposed or contrary; as, sweetness and its opposite. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Placed over against; standing or situated over against or in front; facing; - often with to; as, a house opposite to the Exchange. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Placed in front of or over against; as, the houses were opposite to each other; contrary; very different; as, opposite opinions. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. That which is contrary or in marked contrast. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Oppositely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Oppositeness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Placed over against: standing in front: contrasted with: adverse: contrary. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. That which is opposed or contrary: an opponent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. Anything opposed or contrary; opponent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. Facing; adverse; contrary. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. Situated in front of or over against; contrary; radically different. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. One who or that which is in opposition or contrast. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Standing in front; adverse; contrary; growing in pairs, opposed at the same level. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. That which is opposed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. Standing or placed in front; facing; contrary; in bot., applied to leaves placed on opposite sides of a stem at the same level. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. The reverse; that which is the contrary. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. Leaves which are opposed, or placed opposite one another at the same level on opposite sides of the stem. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  35. [Latin] Pert. leaves which are opposed, or placed opposite one another at the same level on opposite sides of the stem (bot.). na
  36. Placed over against; standing or situated over against or in front; facing; -- often with to; as, a house opposite to the Exchange. mso.anu.edu.au
  37. Placed over against; standing or situated over against or in front; facing; often with to; as, a house opposite to the Exchange; the concert hall and the state theater stood opposite each other on the plaza. dictgcide_fs
  38. Situated on the other end of an imaginary line passing through or near the middle of an intervening space or object; of one object with respect to another; as, the office is on the opposite side of town; also used both to describe two objects with respect to each other; as, the stores were on opposite ends of the mall. dictgcide_fs
  39. Applied to the other of two things which are entirely different; other; as, the opposite sex; the opposite extreme; antonyms have opposite meanings. dictgcide_fs
  40. That which is opposed or contrary in character or meaning; as, sweetness and its opposite; up is the opposite of down. dictgcide_fs
  41. op'[=o]-zit, adj. placed over against: standing in front: situated on opposite sides: contrasted with: opposed to: of an entirely different nature.--n. that which is opposed or contrary: an opponent.--adv. OPP'OSITELY.--n. OPP'OSITENESS.--BE OPPOSITE WITH (Shak.), to be perverse and contradictory in dealing with. [Fr.,--L. oppositus--ob, against, pon[)e]re, positum, to place.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. (often governing n. by ellipse of to), n., adv., & prep. Contrary in position (to), facing, front to front or back to back (with), (on o. sides of the square; came from, went in, o. directions; the tree o. to or o. the house; o. leaves &c. in bot., placed at same height on o. sides of stem, or placed straight in front of other organ, opp. alternate); of contrary kind, diametrically different to or from, the other of a contrasted pair, (of an o. kind to, from, what I expected; much liked by the o. sex); hence oppositely adv. (chiefly bot.). oppositeness n. (N.) o. thing or term (you are cold-blooded, she is the o.; the most extreme oo. have some qualities in common). (Adv. & prep.) in o. place, position, or direction, (to), (there was an explosion o., in the house across the street; o. prompter in theatre, abbr. o.p., to actor\'s left; happened o. the Mansion House). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. n. One who opposes ;—-that which is opposed or contrary ;— antagonist ; adversary. Cabinet Dictionary

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