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1. opposite  (noun) 
two words that express opposing concepts; "to him the opposite of gay was depressed"

  Also known as: antonym, opposite word


  More Specific:
direct antonym - antonyms that are commonly associated (e.g., `wet'' and `dry'')
indirect antonym - antonyms whose opposition is mediated (e.g., the antonymy of `wet'' and `parched'' is mediated by the similarity of `parched'' to `dry'')


  More Generic:
    word


2. opposite  (noun) 
a contestant that you are matched against

  Also known as: opposition, opponent


  More Generic:
    contestant


3. opposite  (noun) 
a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"

  Also known as: reverse, contrary


  More Generic:
    opposition     oppositeness


4. opposite  (noun) 
something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"

  Also known as: inverse


  More Specific:
additive inverse - (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose sum is zero
multiplicative inverse / reciprocal - (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2


  More Generic:
    opposition     oppositeness


5. opposite  (adj) 
of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves"

  Also known as: paired


  Category:
    botany / phytology

  Opposite of:
    alternate


6. opposite  (s) 
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"

  Also known as: diametric, diametrical, polar


  Similar:
    different


7. opposite  (s) 
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



  Similar:
    different


8. opposite  (s) 
the other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"



  Similar:
    other


9. opposite  (s) 
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"



  Similar:
    other


10. opposite  (s) 
moving or facing away from each other; "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"



  Similar:
    other


11. opposite  (adv/adj) 
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"

  Also known as: face-to-face


 

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