Definitions for opposite

Definitions for (noun) opposite

Main entry: antonym, opposite, opposite word

Definition: a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other

Usage: to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'

Main entry: opponent, opposite, opposition

Definition: a contestant that you are matched against

Main entry: contrary, reverse, opposite

Definition: a relation of direct opposition

Usage: we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true

Main entry: opposite, inverse

Definition: something inverted in sequence or character or effect

Usage: when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse

Definitions for (adj) opposite

Main entry: opposite, paired

Definition: of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem

Usage: opposite leaves

Main entry: diametric, diametrical, opposite, polar

Definition: characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed

Usage: in diametric contradiction to his claims; diametrical (or opposite) points of view; opposite meanings; extreme and indefensible polar positions

Main entry: opposite

Definition: altogether different in nature or quality or significance

Usage: the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended; it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest- Charles Reade

Main entry: opposite

Definition: the other one of a complementary pair

Usage: the opposite sex; the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors

Main entry: opposite

Definition: being directly across from each other; facing

Usage: 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

Main entry: opposite

Definition: moving or facing away from each other

Usage: looking in opposite directions; they went in opposite directions

Definitions for (adv) opposite

Main entry: face-to-face, opposite

Definition: directly facing each other

Usage: 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

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