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Opposite Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    opposite adj
  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" [syn: paired] [ant: alternate]
  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" [syn: diametric, diametrical, polar] n
  7. two words that express opposing concepts; "to him the opposite of gay was depressed" [syn: antonym, opposite word}]
  8. a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true" [syn: reverse, contrary]
  9. a contestant that you are matched against [syn: opposition, opponent]
  10. something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse" [syn: inverse] adv : 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" [syn: face-to-face]
Opposite Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Opposite \Op"po*site\, a. [F., fr. L. oppositus, p. p. of opponere. See Opponent.]
  1. Placed over against; standing or situated over against or in front; facing; -- often with to; as, a house opposite to the Exchange.

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Opposite'

  • Opposite: Opposite may refer to: Opposite (semantics), a word that means the opposite of a word. Botany : a kind of arrangement of leaves ...
  • Opposite (semantics): In lexical semantics , opposites are words that lie in an inherently incompatible binary relationship as in the opposite pairs male : ...
  • Opposite category: In category theory , a branch of mathematics , the opposite category or dual category C op of a given category C is formed by reversing the ...
  • Opposites Attract: "Opposites Attract" is a song recorded by Paula Abdul , featured on her debut album Forever Your Girl . It was written and produced by ...
  • Opposite Day: Opposite Day, also known as Opposites Day, is a word game where speech is modified so that meaning is inverted. Once Opposite Day is ...

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* The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led. - Warren Bennis

* America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true. - James T. Farrell

* Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so jointed that they cannot be separated often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them. - Logan Pearsall Smith

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Opposite Sample Sentences in News

  • Stadlers on opposite ends of Masters' scoreboard
    The first father and son to play in the same Masters ended up on opposite ends of the scoreboard Thursday. Father Craig Stadler shot 10-over 82 in the opening round and has work to do to make the cut Friday. ''I played like a moron,'' said Craig, who is exempt for life for winning the 1982 Masters. - Mark Long, https://twitter.com/APMarkLong --- EA Read more on this news related to 'Opposite'
  • Sachin Tendulkar does not play football that well, I need to teach him: Sourav Ganguly
    Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar will be on opposite sides in the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League football. Ganguly is co-owner of the Kolkata franchise while Sachin successfully bid for the Kochi team. Read more on this news related to 'Opposite'
  • Brad Paisley To Appear Opposite His Wife On Two And A Half Men
    Country singer Brad Paisley is set to star opposite his actress wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley on the season finale of her hit comedy Two And A Half... Read more on this news related to 'Opposite'

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