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4 definitions found
 for opposite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  opposite \op"po*site\ ([o^]p"p[-o]*z[i^]t or
     [o^]p"p[-o]*s[i^]t), a. [F., fr. L. oppositus, p. p. of
     opponere. See Opponent.]
     1. Placed over against; standing or situated over against or
        in front; facing; -- often with to; as, a house opposite
        to the Exchange; the concert hall and the state theater
        stood opposite each other on the plaza.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Situated on the other end of an imaginary line passing
        through or near the middle of an intervening space or
        object; -- of one object with respect to another; as, the
        office is on the opposite side of town; -- also used both
        to describe two objects with respect to each other; as,
        the stores were on opposite ends of the mall.
        [PJC]
  
     3. Applied to the other of two things which are entirely
        different; other; as, the opposite sex; the opposite
        extreme; antonyms have opposite meanings.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     4. Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant;
        antagonistic.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Novels, by which the reader is misled into another
              sort of pleasure opposite to that which is designed
              in an epic poem.                      --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Particles of speech have divers, and sometimes
              almost opposite, significations.      --Locke.
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     5. (Bot.)
        (a) Set over against each other, but separated by the
            whole diameter of the stem, as two leaves at the same
            node.
        (b) Placed directly in front of another part or organ, as
            a stamen which stands before a petal.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Opposite \Op"po*site\, n.
     1. One who opposes; an opponent; an antagonist. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The opposites of this day's strife.   --Shak.
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     2. That which is opposed or contrary in character or meaning;
        as, sweetness and its opposite; up is the opposite of
        down.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
              The virtuous man meets with more opposites and
              opponents than any other.             --Landor.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     polar opposite that which is conspicuously different in
        most important respects.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  opposite
      adv 1: 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" [syn: face-to-face, opposite]
      adj 1: 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"
      2: of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem;
         "opposite leaves" [syn: opposite, paired] [ant:
         alternate]
      3: moving or facing away from each other; "looking in opposite
         directions"; "they went in opposite directions"
      4: the other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex";
         "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite
         colors"
      5: 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
      6: 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" [syn: diametric,
         diametrical, opposite, polar]
      n 1: 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'"
           [syn: antonym, opposite word, opposite] [ant:
           equivalent word, synonym]
      2: a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older
         than Bill but just the reverse was true" [syn: reverse,
         contrary, opposite]
      3: a contestant that you are matched against [syn: opposition,
         opponent, opposite]
      4: something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when
         the direct approach failed he tried the inverse" [syn:
         inverse, opposite]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "opposite":
     across, adversary, adversative, adverse, adversive, against, alien,
     antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antipodal, antipode, antipodean,
     antipodes, antipole, antithesis, antithetic, antithetical, antonym,
     antonymous, at cross-purposes, at opposite extremes, back to back,
     balancing, clashing, compensating, competitive, con, conflicting,
     confronting, contra, contradictory, contradistinct, contrapositive,
     contrarious, contrariwise, contrary, contrary to, contrast,
     contrasted, contrasting, converse, counter, counteractive,
     counterbalance, counterbalancing, countercheck, counterpoint,
     counterpoise, counterpoised, counterpole, counterterm,
     countervailing, cross, dead against, detrimental, different,
     differing, difficult, disaccordant, discordant, discrepant,
     dissentient, dissimilar, divergent, diverse, enemy,
     eyeball to eyeball, eyeball-to-eyeball, face to face, facing, foil,
     fractious, fronting, hard, harmful, hostile, in contact with,
     in contrast with, in front of, in opposition, in opposition to,
     inconsistent, independent, inimical, inverse, irreconcilable,
     just opposite, miserable, negative, noncooperative, nose to nose,
     not easy, obstinate, obverse, offset, on, opponent, opposed,
     opposing, opposite number, opposite to, oppositional, oppositive,
     oppugnant, over against, overthwart, perverse, polar, polaric,
     polarized, poles apart, recalcitrant, refractory, replica,
     repugnant, reverse, rigorous, rival, separate, setoff, sinister,
     squared off, stressful, the contrary, the other side, to, toward,
     troublesome, troublous, trying, unalike, unconnected,
     uncooperative, unfavorable, unfriendly, unlike, unpropitious,
     unrelated, unsimilar, untoward, up against, upon, versus,
     vis-a-vis, wretched
  
  

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