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Opposite meaning

opposite - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; " opposite leaves"
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic.
  4. 4. Set over against each other, but separated by the whole diameter of the stem, as two leaves at the same node.
  5. 5. Placed directly in front of another part or organ, as a stamen which stands before a petal.
  6. 6. One who opposes; an opponent; an antagonist.
  7. 7. Placed over against; standing or situated over against or in front; facing; - often with to; as, a house opposite to the Exchange.
  8. 8. Anything opposed or contrary; opponent.
  9. 9. Facing; adverse; contrary.

opposite - examples of usage

  1. There was a public- house just opposite the church, and it was suggested that they should have a drink before going in. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. They turned and found themselves opposite the house. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. " I'm the opposite way of thinking, you see," she said. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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