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of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem; "opposite leaves"
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"
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
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'"
the other one of a complementary pair; "the opposite sex"; "the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"
a contestant that you are matched against
being directly across from each other; facing; "And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm"- Longfel