1 situated or being on the other side or at each side of something between
their houses were at opposite ends of the street
2 facing or going in contrary directions
3 diametrically different in character, tendency, belief, etc.
a (of leaves, flowers, etc.) arranged in pairs on either side of the stem
b (of parts of a flower) arranged opposite the middle of another part
a (of two vertices or sides in an even-sided polygon) separated by the same number of vertices or sides in both a clockwise and anticlockwise direction
b (of a side in a triangle) facing a specified angle, (Abbrev.)
6 a person or thing that is opposite; antithesis
7 (Maths) the side facing a specified angle in a right-angled triangle
8 a rare word for →
opposite to facing; corresponding to (something on the other side of a division)
the house opposite ours
10 as a co-star with
she played opposite Olivier in ``Hamlet''
11 on opposite sides she lives opposite
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