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Definition for: opposite

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
provided Rome twelve #971: opposite vast isn't board

Etymology

Latin oppositus from opponere, to oppose

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɒpəzɪt/

Adjective

opposite

  1. located directly across from something else, or from each other
    It was in the opposite hand.
  2. facing the other way
    They were moving in opposite directions.
  3. of either of two complementary or mutually exclusive things
    They were of the opposite sex.

Translations

located directly across from

  • Dutch: tegenoverliggend
  • German: andere (e. g. die andere Hand)

facing the other way

  • German: entgegengesetzt

complementary or mutually exclusive things

  • Dutch: tegenovergestelde
  • German: andere (e. g. das andere Geschlecht)

Noun

opposite

  1. an opposite or contrary thing
  2. an opponent
  3. an antonym
    "Up" is the opposite to "Down".

Translations

contrary thing

  • Dutch: tegenovergestelde n .
  • French: contraire m .
  • Telugu: వ్యతిరేకం (vyatireakam)

opponent

  • Telugu: వ్యతిరేకి (vyatireaki)

antonym

  • Dutch: tegenovergestelde n .
  • German: Gegenteil n .
  • Telugu: వ్యతిరేక పదం (vyatireaka padam)

Adverb

opposite

  1. in an opposite position
    They sat opposite each other on the train.

Translations

  • Dutch: tegenover
  • German: gegenüber

Preposition

opposite

  1. facing, or across from
    He lives opposite the pub.
  2. in a complementary role to
    He played opposite Marilyn Monroe.

Translations

across from

  • Dutch: tegenover
  • German: gegenüber

in a complementary role

Other Translations for "opposite"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codeopposite
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Pig Latinoppositeway

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