Opposite



[op-uh-zit, -sit] /ˈɒp ə zɪt, -sɪt/

adjective
1.
situated, placed, or lying face to face with something else or each other, or in corresponding positions with relation to an intervening line, space, or thing:
opposite ends of a room.
2.
contrary or radically different in some respect common to both, as in nature, qualities, direction, result, or significance; opposed:
opposite sides in a controversy; opposite directions.
3.
being the other of two related or corresponding things:
friendly with many members of the opposite sex.
4.
Botany.

5.
adverse or inimical.
noun
6.
a person or thing that is opposite or contrary.
7.
an antonym.
8.
Archaic. an opponent; antagonist.
preposition
9.
across from; facing:
The guest of honor sat opposite me at the banquet.
10.
in a role parallel or complementary to:
He has played opposite many leading ladies.
adverb
11.
on opposite sides.
12.
on the opposite side:
I was at one end and she sat opposite.
13.
to the opposite side; in the opposite direction:
I went to the left balcony, and he went opposite.
/ˈɒpəzɪt; -sɪt/
adjective
1.
situated or being on the other side or at each side of something between: their houses were at opposite ends of the street
2.
facing or going in contrary directions: opposite ways
3.
diametrically different in character, tendency, belief, etc: opposite views
4.
(botany)

5.
(maths)

noun
6.
a person or thing that is opposite; antithesis
7.
(maths) the side facing a specified angle in a right-angled triangle
8.
a rare word for opponent
preposition
9.
Also opposite to. facing; corresponding to (something on the other side of a division): the house opposite ours
10.
as a co-star with: she played opposite Olivier in “Hamlet”
adverb
11.
on opposite sides: she lives opposite
adj.

late 14c., “placed on the other side of (something),” from Old French oposite “opposite, contrary” (13c.), from Latin oppositus “standing against, opposed, opposite,” past participle of opponere “set against” (see opponent). Meaning “contrary in nature or character” is from 1570s. As a noun from late 14c. As a preposition from 1758. As an adverb from 1817. Related: Oppositely.
opposite
(ŏp’ə-zĭt)

Arranged as one of a pair on either side of a stem or twig. Maple and ash trees have opposite leaves. Compare alternate.

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