opposite

Definitions


[ˈɒpəsɪt], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- situated on the other or further side when seen from a specified or implicit viewpoint; facing
(e.g: a crowd gathered on the opposite side of the street)

- completely different; of a contrary kind
(e.g: a word that is opposite in meaning to another)


Phrases:
- opposites attract
- the opposite sex

Origin:
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin oppositus, past participle of opponere ‘set against’


[ˈɒpəsɪt], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a person or thing that is totally different from or the reverse of someone or something else
(e.g: we were opposites in temperament)


Phrases:
- opposites attract
- the opposite sex

Origin:


[ˈɒpəsɪt], (Adverb)

Definitions:
- in a position facing a specified or implied subject
(e.g: she was sitting almost opposite)


Phrases:
- opposites attract
- the opposite sex

Origin:


[ˈɒpəsɪt], (Preposition)

Definitions:
- in a position on the other side of a specific area from; facing
(e.g: they sat opposite one another)

- (of a leading actor) in a complementary role to (another)
(e.g: the star was a young man playing opposite an older woman)


Phrases:
- opposites attract
- the opposite sex

Origin:




definition by Oxford Dictionaries