Definition and Meanings for opposite

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Opposite is ranked 14,265 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of opposite

adjective, noun

Etymology of opposite

f., fr. l. oppositus, p. p. of opponere. see opponent

Meaning of opposite


as adjective

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • applied to the other of two things which are entirely different; other; as, the opposite sex; the opposite extreme; antonyms have opposite meanings.
  • extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic.
  • set over against each other, but separated by the whole diameter of the stem, as two leaves at the same node.;placed directly in front of another part or organ, as a stamen which stands before a petal.

as noun

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