Opposite meaning

ŏpə-zĭt
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One that is opposite or contrary to another.
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On opposing sides or in an opposite position.
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An antonym.
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Being the other of two complementary or mutually exclusive things.

The opposite sex; an opposite role to the lead in the play.

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An opponent or antagonist.
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He played opposite Marilyn Monroe.

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Opposite is someone or something that is the reverse of something else.

An example of opposite is black, as compared to white.

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Set against, facing, or back to back; at the other end or side; in a contrary position or direction.
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Characterized by hostility or resistance.
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Different in every way; exactly contrary; antithetical.
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Being or involving the other of two alternatives.

Attractive to the opposite sex.

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Anything opposed or opposite.
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Facing; across from.
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In a complementary role (of the opposite sex) to.

He played opposite her.

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Arranged as one of a pair on either side of a stem or twig. Maple and ash trees have opposite leaves.
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Located directly across from something else, or from each other.

She saw him walking on the opposite side of the road.

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Facing in the other direction.

They were moving in opposite directions.

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Of either of two complementary or mutually exclusive things.

He has a lot of success with the opposite sex.

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Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic.
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Something opposite or contrary to another.
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"Up" is the opposite of "down".

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(mathematics) An additive inverse.
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In an opposite position.

I was on my seat and she stood opposite.

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Facing, or across from.

He lives opposite the pub.

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Facing the other way; moving or tending away from each other.

Opposite directions.

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In an opposite position.

They sat opposite at the table.

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Across from or facing.

Parked the car opposite the bank.

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In a complementary dramatic role to.

He played opposite her.

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The definition of opposite is something or someone who is across from you or who is on a different side as you are.

An example of opposite is the side of the street that you must cross to get to.

An example of opposite is a person standing across from you.

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Placed or located directly across from something else or from each other.

Opposite sides of a building.

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Origin of opposite

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin oppositus past participle of oppōnere oppose oppose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Latin oppositus, perfect passive participle of I oppose. Compare oppose.

    From Wiktionary