opposite

  • 21opposite — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin oppositus, past participle of opponere Date: 14th century 1. a. set over against something that is at the other end or side of an intervening line or space < opposite interior …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 22opposite — (o pô zi t ) s. m. 1°   L opposé, le contraire. •   Ce qu on appelle mépris est l opposite de ce qu on appelle faiblesse, BOSSUET Lett. abb. 60. •   Avec un peu de jugement, Albéroni eût évité de citer celui [Tacite] qui nous a montré Séjan dans&#8230; …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 23opposite — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, direct, exact, precise, total, very ▪ polar OPPOSITE + VERB ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 24opposite — I adj. (BE) opposite to USAGE NOTE: When opposite means facing , it can be an adjective in BE her house is opposite to ours. More usu., opposite is used as a preposition in both BE and AE her house is opposite ours. When opposite means&#8230; …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 25opposite — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Radically different] Syn. contrary, antithetical, antithetic, reverse, inverse, converse, diametric, diametrical, antonymous, contrasting, contradictory, counter, conflicting, opposed, opposing, polar, poles apart,&#8230; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 26opposite*/*/ — [ˈɒpəzɪt] adj I 1) across from, or on the other side of, someone or something They sat at opposite ends of the room.[/ex] On the opposite side of the road from the school was the church.[/ex] 2) completely different The car smashed into a lorry&#8230; …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 27opposite — adj., n., adv., & prep. adj. 1 (often foll. by to) having a position on the other or further side, facing or back to back. 2 (often foll. by to, from) a of a contrary kind; diametrically different. b being the other of a contrasted pair. 3 (of&#8230; …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 28opposite — 1. adjective 1) the opposite page Syn: facing, opposing, reverse 2) opposite views Syn: conflicting, contrasting, incompatible, irreconcilable, antithetical, contradictory, clashing, contrary …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 29opposite — 1. adjective /ˈɒpəzɪt,ˈɑpəsɪt/ a) located directly across from something else, or from each other She saw him walking on the opposite side of the road. b) facing in the other direction They were moving in opposite directions. 2 …

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  • 30opposite — adjective 1》 situated on the other or further side; facing.     ↘(of angles) between opposite sides of the intersection of two lines.     ↘Botany (of leaves or shoots) arising in pairs at the same level on opposite sides of the stem. 2》&#8230; …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 31opposite — op•po•site [[t]ˈɒp ə zɪt, sɪt[/t]] adj. 1) situated or lying face to face with something else or each other, or placed in corresponding positions across an intervening line, space, etc.: at opposite ends of a room[/ex] 2) contrary or radically&#8230; …

    From formal English to slang

  • 32OPPOSITE — s. des deux genres Ce mot, qui signifie Opposé, et qui est originairement adjectif, ne s emploie plus que substantivement, et il est peu usité. Ce caractère est l opposite, tout l opposite de l autre. Ce que vous soutenez aujourd hui est&#8230; …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 33opposite — 01. Craig was sitting [opposite] his ex wife at their daughter s wedding. 02. U.N. observers have reported that [opposition] party supporters are being threatened during voting in the election. 03. Some parents [oppose] the sale of condoms from&#8230; …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 34opposite — /ˈɒpəsət / (say opuhsuht) adjective 1. placed or lying over against something else or each other, or in a corresponding position from an intervening line, space, or thing: opposite ends of a room; opposite to our house. 2. contrary or&#8230; …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 35opposite — 1. adjective 1) they sat opposite each other Syn: facing, face to face with, across from 2) the opposite page Syn: facing, opposing 3) opposite views Syn …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 36OPPOSITE — n. m. Ce mot, qui signifie Opposé, ne s’emploie plus que dans les locutions adverbiale et prépositive à l’opposite, à l’opposite de, Vis à vis. Leurs maisons sont situées à l’opposite l’une de l’autre. Le château est sur la hauteur, et à&#8230; …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 37opposite — Synonyms and related words: across, adversary, adversative, adverse, adversive, against, alien, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antipodal, antipode, antipodean, antipodes, antipole, antithesis, antithetic, antithetical, antonym, antonymous, at&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 38opposite — La partie opposite et vis à vis, Diuersa pars prouinciae. A l opposite, E contrario, Ex aduerso …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 39opposite — An old word for opponent. @ opposite party Within statutes providing that opposite party shall be incompetent to testify as to matters equally within knowledge of deceased is one whose personal and financial interests, either immediate or remote …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 40opposite — op·po·site || É‘pÉ™zɪt / É’p n. contrast; something contrary adj. facing, across from; contrary; reverse; different; antithetical adv. on or towards an opposite side; contrarily prep. across from, facing …

    English contemporary dictionary