Definition - opposite

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

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