Definition - opposite

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  1. a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
  2. something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"
  3. of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves"
  4. 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"
  5. 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"
  6. 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
  7. the other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kin