Definition of OPPOSITE


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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'" ;

  • 4. (

    ) something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse" ;

Adjective : OPPOSITE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

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