- 1. adjective /ˈɒpəzɪt,ˈɑpəsɪt/a) located directly across from something else, or from each other
She saw him walking on the opposite side of the road.b) facing in the other direction
They were moving in opposite directions.2. noun /ˈɒpəzɪt,ˈɑpəsɪt/a) something opposite or contrary to another
"Up" is the opposite of "down".b) an opponent3. adverb /ˈɒpəzɪt,ˈɑpəsɪt/In an opposite position.
I was on my seat and she stood opposite.4. preposition /ˈɒpəzɪt,ˈɑpəsɪt/
He lives opposite the pub.
He played opposite Marilyn Monroe.