1. Placed over against; standing or located over against or in front; facing; often with to; as, a home opposite
to the Exchange.
2. Applied to the another of two
things which are entirely various; another; as, the opposite
sex; the opposite
3. Extremely various; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic. "Novels, by which the reader is misled into
of pieasure opposite
to that which is designed in an epic poem." (Dryden) "Particles of speech
have divers, and sometimes nearly opposite, significations." (Locke)
4. Set over against every another, but separated by the intact diameter of the stem, as two leaves at the same knot. Placed directly in front of other part or organ, as a stamen which stands till a petal.
Origin: F, fr. L. Oppositus, p. P. Of opponere. See Opponent.
Source: Websters Vocabulary