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opposite



I - noun
1. a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other (Freq. 2)
- to him the antonym of 'gay' was 'depressed'
Syn:
antonym, opposite word
Ant:
synonym (for: antonym)
Derivationally related forms:
antonymous (for: antonym)
Hypernyms:
word
Hyponyms:
direct antonym, indirect antonym
2. a relation of direct opposition (Freq. 1)
- we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
Syn:
reverse, contrary
Derivationally related forms:
reverse (for: reverse)
Hypernyms:
opposition, oppositeness
3. a contestant that you are matched against (Freq. 1)
Syn:
opposition, opponent
Derivationally related forms:
oppose (for: opponent)
Hypernyms:
contestant
4. something inverted in sequence or character or effect
- when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse
Syn:
inverse
Hypernyms:
opposition, oppositeness
Hyponyms:
additive inverse, multiplicative inverse, reciprocal

II - adjective
1. being directly across from each other;
facing (Freq. 9)
- "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
Similar to:
other
2. of leaves etc;
growing in pairs on either side of a stem (Freq. 4)
- opposite leaves
Syn:
paired
Ant:
alternate
Topics:
botany, phytology
3. moving or facing away from each other (Freq. 4)
- looking in opposite directions
- they went in opposite directions
Similar to:
other
4. the other one of a complementary pair (Freq. 3)
- the opposite sex
- the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors
Similar to:
other
5. altogether different in nature or quality or significance (Freq. 3)
- the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended
- "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"- Charles Reade
Similar to:
different
Derivationally related forms:
oppositeness
6. characterized by opposite extremes;
completely opposed (Freq. 1)
- in diametric contradiction to his claims
- diametrical (or opposite) points of view
- opposite meanings
- extreme and indefensible polar positions
Syn:
diametric, diametrical, polar
Similar to:
different
Derivationally related forms:
pole (for: polar), polarity (for: polar), oppositeness

III - adverb
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
Syn:
face-to-face

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