Associations to the word «Opposite»


OPPOSITE, adjective. Located directly across from something else, or from each other.
OPPOSITE, adjective. Facing in the other direction.
OPPOSITE, adjective. Of either of two complementary or mutually exclusive things.
OPPOSITE, adjective. Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic.
OPPOSITE, noun. Something opposite or contrary to another.
OPPOSITE, noun. An opponent.
OPPOSITE, noun. An antonym.
OPPOSITE, noun. (mathematics) An additive inverse.
OPPOSITE, adverb. In an opposite position.
OPPOSITE, preposition. Facing, or across from.
OPPOSITE, preposition. In a complementary role to.
OPPOSITE DAY, proper noun. (childish) A contrived holiday on which everything is done backwards, for example "yes" means "no".
OPPOSITE NUMBER, noun. (idiomatic) A person who holds a position in an organization that corresponds to that held by another person in an other organization; a counterpart
OPPOSITE NUMBERS, noun. Plural of opposite number
OPPOSITE SEX, noun. Women in relation to men or men in relation to women.
OPPOSITE SIDE, noun. A side, party (e.g. a team or armed force) seen as adversary, enemy etc. opposite one (or more) other(s), as in a battle or team competition
OPPOSITE SIDES, noun. Plural of opposite side

Dictionary definition

OPPOSITE, noun. A word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other; "to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'".
OPPOSITE, noun. A relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true".
OPPOSITE, noun. A contestant that you are matched against.
OPPOSITE, noun. Something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse".
OPPOSITE, 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".
OPPOSITE, adjective. 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".
OPPOSITE, adjective. Of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves".
OPPOSITE, adjective. Moving or facing away from each other; "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions".
OPPOSITE, adjective. The other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors".
OPPOSITE, adjective. 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.
OPPOSITE, adjective. 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".

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