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opposite

 
Adjective opposite has 6 senses
  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"
    Antonym:
    same (indirect, via other)
  2. opposite, paired - of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves"
    Antonym: alternate
  3. opposite - moving or facing away from each other; "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"
    Antonym:
    same (indirect, via other)
  4. opposite - the other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"
    Antonym:
    same (indirect, via other)
  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
    Antonym:
    same (indirect, via different)
  6. diametric, diametrical, opposite, polar - 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"
    Antonym: same (indirect, via different)
Adverbial opposite has 1 sense
  1. face-to-face, 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"
Noun opposite has 4 senses
  1. antonym, opposite word, opposite - two words that express opposing concepts; "to him the opposite of gay was depressed"
    --1 is a kind of word
    --1 has particulars: direct antonym; indirect antonym
  2. reverse, contrary, opposite - a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
    --2 is a kind of opposition, oppositeness
  3. opposition, opponent, opposite - a contestant that you are matched against
    --3 is a kind of contestant
  4. inverse, opposite - something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"
    --4 is a kind of opposition, oppositeness
    --4 has particulars: additive inverse; multiplicative inverse, reciprocal
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