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English

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] oppositus, from opponere, to oppose

Pronunciation

Adjective

opposite (not comparable)

Positive
opposite

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. located directly across from something else, or from each other
    She saw him walking on the opposite side of the road.
  2. facing in the other direction
    They were moving in opposite directions.
  3. of either of two complementary or mutually exclusive things
    He has a lot of success with the opposite sex.

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Noun

Singular
opposite

Plural
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  1. something opposite or contrary to another
  2. an opponent
  3. an antonym
    "Up" is the opposite of "down".
  4. (mathematics) an additive inverse

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Adverb

opposite

  1. in an opposite position
    I was on my seat and she stood opposite.

Translations

Preposition

opposite

  1. facing, or across from
    He lives opposite the pub.
  2. in a complementary role to
    He played opposite Marilyn Monroe.

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