What is opposite?

  • (adj): Of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem.
    Example: "Opposite leaves"
    Synonyms: paired
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "opposite":

  • (noun): Two words that express opposing concepts.
    Example: "To him the opposite of gay was depressed"
    Synonyms: antonym, opposite word
  • (adj): Moving or facing away from each other.
    Example: "Looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"
  • (adj): Characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed.
    Example: "Opposite meanings"
    Synonyms: diametric, diametrical, polar
  • (adj): The other one of a complementary pair.
    Example: "The opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"
  • (adj): Altogether different in nature or quality or significance.
    Example: "The medicine's effect was opposite to that intended"; "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"- Charles Reade
  • (adj): Being directly across from each other; facing.
    Example: "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"
  • (adv): Directly facing each other.
    Example: "They sat opposite at the table"
    Synonyms: face-to-face
  • (noun): Something inverted in sequence or character or effect.
    Synonyms: inverse