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opposite

op´po`site   Pronunciation: ǒp´pô`zĭt or ǒp´pô`sĭt
a.1.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.
2.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.
3.Applied to the other of two things which are entirely different; other; as, the opposite sex; the opposite extreme; antonyms have opposite meanings.
4.Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic.
5.(Bot.) Set over against each other, but separated by the whole diameter of the stem, as two leaves at the same node.
n.1.One who opposes; an opponent; an antagonist.
2.That which is opposed or contrary in character or meaning; as, sweetness and its opposite; up is the opposite of down.
polar opposite
that which is conspicuously different in most important respects.
Noun1.oppositeopposite - two words that express opposing concepts; "to him the opposite of gay was depressed"
2.oppositeopposite - a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
Synonyms: contrary, reverse
3.oppositeopposite - a contestant that you are matched against
Synonyms: opponent, opposition
4.opposite - something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"
Synonyms: inverse
Adj.1.opposite - 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"
2.opposite - of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves"
Synonyms: paired
Antonyms:
alternate - of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired; "stems with alternate leaves"
3.opposite - moving or facing away from each other; "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"
4.opposite - the other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"
5.opposite - 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
6.opposite - 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"
Adv.1.opposite - 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"
Synonyms: face-to-face
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