something inverted in sequence or character or effect
"when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"
a contestant that you are matched against
a relation of direct opposition
"we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
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'"
- opposite word
characterized by opposite extremes
"in diametric contradiction to his claims"
"diametrical (or opposite) points of view"
"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
the other one of a complementary pair
"the opposite sex"
"the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"
moving or facing away from each other
"looking in opposite directions"
"they went in opposite directions"
of leaves etc
growing in pairs on either side of a stem
being directly across from each other
"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"
directly facing each other
"the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table"
"lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street"
"they sat opposite at the table"
- face to face