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Definition of Opposite
Opposite Opposite Op"po*site, a. [F., fr. L. oppositus, p. p. of
opponere. See Opponent.]
1. Placed over against; standing or situated over against or
in front; facing; -- often with to; as, a house opposite
to the Exchange.
2. Applied to the other of two things which are entirely
different; other; as, the opposite sex; the opposite
3. Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant;
Novels, by which the reader is misled into another
sort of pieasure opposite to that which is designed
in an epic poem. --Dryden.
Particles of speech have divers, and sometimes
almost opposite, significations. --Locke.
(a) Set over against each other, but separated by the
whole diameter of the stem, as two leaves at the same
(b) Placed directly in front of another part or organ, as
a stamen which stands before a petal.