opposite

phonetic symbol: / ápəzət | ápzət / 

opposite - English Dictionary

[ 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
antonym , opposite word

[ noun ]
■ a contestant that you are matched against
opponent , opposition

[ noun ]
■ a relation of direct opposition
contrary , reverse

[ noun ]
■ something inverted in sequence or character or effect
inverse

[ adjective ]
■ of leaves etc
■ growing in pairs on either side of a stem
e.g.)
・opposite leaves
paired

[ adjective satellite ]
■ characterized by opposite extremes
■ completely opposed
e.g.)
・diametrical (or opposite) points of view
・opposite meanings
diametric , diametrical , polar

[ adjective satellite ]
■ altogether different in nature or quality or significance
e.g.)
・the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended
・it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest

[ adjective satellite ]
■ the other one of a complementary pair
e.g.)
・the opposite sex
・the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors

[ adjective satellite ]
■ being directly across from each other
■ facing
e.g.)
・And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm
・we lived on opposite sides of the street
・at opposite poles

[ adjective satellite ]
■ moving or facing away from each other
e.g.)
・looking in opposite directions
・they went in opposite directions

[ adverb ]
■ directly facing each other
e.g.)
・they sat opposite at the table
face-to-face

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