Associations to the word «Opposition»

Wiktionary

OPPOSITION, noun. The action of opposing or of being in conflict.
OPPOSITION, noun. An opposite or contrasting position.
OPPOSITION, noun. An opponent in some form of competition.
OPPOSITION, noun. (astronomy) The apparent relative position of two celestial bodies when one is at an angle of 180 degrees from the other as seen from the Earth.
OPPOSITION, noun. ​(politics) A political party or movement opposed to the party or government in power.
OPPOSITION, noun. (legal) In United States intellectual property law, a proceeding in which an interested party seeks to prevent the registration of a trademark or patent.
OPPOSITION, noun. (chess) A position in which the player on the move must yield with his king allowing his opponent to advance with his own king.
OPPOSITION PARRY, noun. (fencing) The deflection of the incoming attack without ever losing contact with the blade from the initial engagement.
OPPOSITION RESEARCH, noun. (politics) A term for negative information retrieved about a candidate's opponent in an election for use in campaigning.

Dictionary definition

OPPOSITION, noun. The action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead".
OPPOSITION, noun. The relation between opposed entities.
OPPOSITION, noun. The act of hostile groups opposing each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition".
OPPOSITION, noun. A contestant that you are matched against.
OPPOSITION, noun. A body of people united in opposing something.
OPPOSITION, noun. A direction opposite to another.
OPPOSITION, noun. An armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies".
OPPOSITION, noun. The major political party opposed to the party in office and prepared to replace it if elected; "Her Majesty's loyal opposition".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope