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Pronunciation of Opposite: Learn how to pronounce Opposite in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word opposite:

adjective
1 [attributive] situated on the other or further side when seen from a specified or implicit viewpoint; facing:
a crowd gathered on the opposite side of the street
(of angles) between opposite sides of the intersection of two lines.
Botany (of leaves or shoots) arising in pairs at the same level on opposite sides of the stem.
2completely different; of a contrary kind:
a word that is opposite in meaning to another
currents flowing in opposite directions
[attributive] being the other of a contrasted pair:
the opposite ends of the price range
noun
a person or thing that is totally different from or the reverse of someone or something else:
we were opposites in temperament
the literal is the opposite of the figurative
adverb
in a position facing a specified or implied subject:
she was sitting almost opposite
he went into the shop opposite
preposition
1in a position on the other side of a specific area from; facing:
they sat opposite one another
2(of a leading actor) in a complementary role to (another):
the star was a young man playing opposite an older woman
Phrases
the opposite sex
women in relation to men or vice versa.
Derivatives
oppositely
adverb
oppositeness
noun
Origin:
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin oppositus, past participle of opponere ‘set against’