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opposite

o puh zuht

  • n  a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
  • n  a relation of direct opposition
  • n  a contestant that you are matched against
  • n  something inverted in sequence or character or effect
  • s  being directly across from each other; facing
    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
  • a  of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem
    opposite leaves
  • s  moving or facing away from each other
    looking in opposite directions
    they went in opposite directions
  • s  the other one of a complementary pair
    the opposite sex
    the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors
  • s  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
  • s  characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
    diametrical (or opposite) points of view
    opposite meanings
  • r  directly facing each other
    they sat opposite at the table

  • Their opposite fields wrench the light beam.
  • The worst atrocity yet committed in the Viet Nam war (see pictures opposite) began its course last week when a handful of Viet Cong crawled up to the wall-and-wire perimeter of .
  • For the time being, marriage is defined as the union 1) of two people 2) of the opposite sex.
News & Articles

  • Social Entrepreneur Peter Thum Is Converting Guns Into Jewelry
    While University of Texas student Cody Wilson has raised controversy by creating the world?s first 3D printable gun, social entrepreneur Peter Thum is taking the opposite tack. Thum has created a company that works with municipalities and law enforcement leaders to repurpose the illegal guns they seize  into jewelry. The resulting pieces include two bracelets, a necklace and a ring in a unisex ...
    June 15, 2013 - Forbes
  • Obama's Definition of “Smarter Enforcement": None
    Welcome to Opposite World again. As the U.S. Senate geared up yesterday for the Gang of Eight illegal alien amnesty bill debate, President Obama goaded Capitol Hill to pass what he called "smarter enforcement, a pathway to earned citizenship and improvements to the legal system" of immigration. Bullcrap. The White House has already bulldozed a traffic-jammed superhighway for immigration law ...
    June 14, 2013 - Michelle Malkin via Yahoo! News
  • Fabricio Werdum Offers to Coach Ultimate Fighter: Mexico Opposite UFC Champ Cain Velasquez
    UFC heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum recently finished being a coach on the second season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil opposite Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. He has offered to do it again in Mexico opposite UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
    June 12, 2013 - MMA Weekly via Yahoo! Sports
Quotes

  • Joe Barton in TIME
    I want the record to be absolutely clear that I think BP is responsible for this accident,Barton told the AP. "If anything I said this morning has been misconstrued, in opposite effect, I want to apologize for that misconstruction."
  • Jacques Rogge in South China Morning Post (subscription)
    Dr Rogge told the VRT television station from his native Belgium: "If you know China, you know that mounting the barricades and using tough language will have the opposite effect. China will close itself off from the rest of the world, which, don't...
  • President Bush in Forbes
    The way forward I have described tonight makes it possible, for the first time in years, for people who have been on opposite sides of this difficult debate to come together,Bush said.

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