Definition - opposite

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  1. 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
  2. a contestant that you are matched against
  3. the other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"
  4. a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
  5. 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"
  6. something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"
  7. moving or facing away from each other; "looking in opposite directions"; "they went in opposite directions"
  8. directly facing each other; "the two photographs lay face-to-

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