Definition - opposite

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  1. a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other; "to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'"
  2. a contestant that you are matched against
  3. a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
  4. something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"
  5. of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves"
  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"
  7. 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
  8. the other one of a complementar

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