Definición de opposite en inglés:

opposite

Saltos de línea: op¦pos|ite
Pronunciación: /ˈɒpəzɪt
 
, -sɪt/

adjetivo

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
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  • The trees can be clearly seen from both sides of the river and are situated opposite Asgill House.
  • Spirit touched down on January 4 and its twin, Opportunity, landed on the opposite side of Mars on January 25.
  • No, you can't play on the opposite side of the instrument.
Sinónimos
facing, face to face with, across from
informal eyeball to eyeball with
archaic fronting
facing, opposing
1.1(Of angles) between opposite sides of the intersection of two lines.
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  • The first step is to show that if a line N meets two parallel lines L and M, then opposite angles are equal.
1.2 Botany (Of leaves or shoots) arising in pairs at the same level on opposite sides of the stem.
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  • They were harvested in pairs because the plants produce a pair of primary, opposite leaves at each node.
  • The opposite leaf of each node was used for hydraulic experiments.
  • The corresponding opposite leaf received only radiation of selected wavelengths.
2Completely different; of a contrary kind: a word that is opposite in meaning to another currents flowing in opposite directions
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  • On the fretless guitar this means that I can glissando in opposite directions on different strings.
  • These two pictures where taken only a few seconds apart but in opposite directions.
  • On closer inspection, he saw that three different sets of prints trailed off in three opposite directions.
Sinónimos
2.1 [attributive] Being the other of a contrasted pair: the opposite ends of the price range
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  • Two leading scientists on opposite sides of the debate join us.
  • Some of us had been on opposite sides in the recent campaign.
  • Two congressmen on opposite sides of the debate will join me.

sustantivo

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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
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  • These different faiths are not to be regarded as opposites or contradictories.
  • But at the same time they are so different that you might well think of them as opposites.
  • Indeed, it's those co-existing opposites that underpin the whole movie.
Sinónimos

adverbio

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In a position facing a specified or implied subject: she was sitting almost opposite he went into the shop opposite

preposición

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1In a position on the other side of a specific area from; facing: they sat opposite one another
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  • The new crossing will be positioned opposite the recently constructed paved area at the top of Finkle Street giving more room for pedestrians waiting to cross the road.
  • Cricklade parents are unhappy with plans to build sheltered flats on a green space and play area opposite the town's junior school.
  • Down a side street, opposite the bus stop a shouting man is sitting on a square of wood, bouncing up and down in an unsuccessful attempt to snap it.
2(Of a leading actor) in a complementary role to (another): the star was a young man playing opposite an older woman
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  • Ever since he came into public consciousness for his role in Minority Report opposite Tom Cruise, he's proven to be a force to be reckoned with.
  • Playing opposite her in the role of Gianetta was Rhiannon, who joined the club three and a half years ago, after a friend recommended it.
  • Macfadyen had agreed to star in Middletown last year but then was offered the role as Darcy opposite Hollywood star Knightley.

Origen

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin oppositus, past participle of opponere 'set against'.

Frases

the opposite sex

Women in relation to men or vice versa.
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  • I have always been a bit diffident in matters concerning the opposite sex, perhaps due to a lack of female role models.
  • These also differ depending on whether someone is texting their own gender or someone from the opposite sex.

Derivativos

oppositely

adverbio
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  • The energy of attraction between oppositely charged particles is inversely proportional to the distance between them.
  • Recall from basic chemistry that pH is a measure of how many hydrogen ions are floating around looking to attract oppositely charged particles.
  • When the train turned toward the left or right, the compass naturally turned oppositely.

oppositeness

sustantivo
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  • The first half of the movie so firmly entrenches Peter Banning's complete oppositeness to his former Peter Pan self, that it's hard to believe he really is ‘the Pan’ when the transformation takes place.

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