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Next vs. Opposite

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Nextadjective

in place or position, having nothing similar intervening; adjoining.

Oppositeadjective

Located directly across from something else, or from each other.

‘She saw him walking on the opposite side of the road.’;

Nextadjective

(obsolete) Most direct, or shortest or nearest in distance or time.

Oppositeadjective

(botany) Of leaves and flowers, positioned directly across from each other on a stem.

Nextadjective

Nearest in order, succession, or rank; immediately following (or sometimes preceding) in order.

‘the next chapter; the next man I see; the next week; the Sunday next before Easter’;

Oppositeadjective

Facing in the other direction.

‘They were moving in opposite directions.’;

Nextadjective

(figuratively) Following in a hypothetical sequence of some kind.

‘The man was driven by his love for money and his desire to become the next Bill Gates.’;

Oppositeadjective

Of either of two complementary or mutually exclusive things.

‘He has a lot of success with the opposite sex.’;

Nextadjective

Nearest in relationship. next of kin.}}

‘next friend’;

Oppositeadjective

Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic.

Nextdeterminer

The one immediately following the current or most recent one

‘Next week would be a good time to meet.’; ‘I'll know better next time.’;

Oppositenoun

Something opposite or contrary to something else.

Nextdeterminer

Closest to seven days (one week) in the future.

‘The party is next Tuesday; that is, not tomorrow, but eight days from now.’;

Oppositenoun

An opponent.

Nextadverb

In a time, place, rank or sequence closest or following.

‘They live in the next closest house.’; ‘Next, we stripped off the old paint.’; ‘Who is next after Henry gives his presentation?’; ‘It's the next best thing to ice cream.’;

Oppositenoun

An antonym.

‘"Up" is the opposite of "down".’;

Nextadverb

On the first subsequent occasion.

‘Financial panic, earthquakes, oil spills, riots. What comes next?’; ‘When we next meet, you'll be married.’;

Oppositenoun

(mathematics) An additive inverse.

Nextpreposition

On the side of; nearest or adjacent to; next to.

Oppositeadverb

In an opposite position.

‘I was on my seat and she stood opposite.’;

Nextnoun

The one that follows after this one.

‘Next, please, don't hold up the queue!’;

Oppositepreposition

Facing, or across from.

‘He lives opposite the pub.’;

Nextadjective

Nearest in place; having no similar object intervening.

‘Her princely guestWas next her side; in order sat the rest.’; ‘Fear followed me so hard, that I fled the next way.’;

Oppositepreposition

In a complementary role to.

‘He played opposite Marilyn Monroe.’;

Nextadjective

Nearest in time; as, the next day or hour.

Oppositepreposition

(television) On another channel at the same time.

‘The game show Just Men! aired opposite The Young and the Restless on CBS.’;

Nextadjective

Adjoining in a series; immediately preceding or following in order.

‘None could tell whose turn should be the next.’;

Oppositeadjective

Placed over against; standing or situated over against or in front; facing; - often with to; as, a house opposite to the Exchange; the concert hall and the state theater stood opposite each other on the plaza.

Nextadjective

Nearest in degree, quality, rank, right, or relation; as, the next heir was an infant.

‘The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.’;

Oppositeadjective

Situated on the other end of an imaginary line passing through or near the middle of an intervening space or object; - of one object with respect to another; as, the office is on the opposite side of town; - also used both to describe two objects with respect to each other; as, the stores were on opposite ends of the mall.

Nextadverb

In the time, place, or order nearest or immediately succeeding; as, this man follows next.

Oppositeadjective

Applied to the other of two things which are entirely different; other; as, the opposite sex; the opposite extreme; antonyms have opposite meanings.

Nextadjective

nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space;

‘had adjacent rooms’; ‘in the next room’; ‘the person sitting next to me’; ‘our rooms were side by side’;

Oppositeadjective

Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic.

‘Novels, by which the reader is misled into another sort of pleasure opposite to that which is designed in an epic poem.’; ‘Particles of speech have divers, and sometimes almost opposite, significations.’;

Nextadjective

(of elected officers) elected but not yet serving;

‘our next president’;

Oppositeadjective

Set over against each other, but separated by the whole diameter of the stem, as two leaves at the same node.

Nextadjective

immediately following in time or order;

‘the following day’; ‘next in line’; ‘the next president’; ‘the next item on the list’;

Oppositenoun

One who opposes; an opponent; an antagonist.

‘The opposites of this day's strife.’;

Nextadverb

at the time or occasion immediately following;

‘next the doctor examined his back’;

Oppositenoun

That which is opposed or contrary in character or meaning; as, sweetness and its opposite; up is the opposite of down.

‘The virtuous man meets with more opposites and opponents than any other.’;

Oppositenoun

two words that express opposing concepts;

‘to him the opposite of gay was depressed’;

Oppositenoun

a relation of direct opposition;

‘we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true’;

Oppositenoun

a contestant that you are matched against

Oppositenoun

something inverted in sequence or character or effect;

‘when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse’;

Oppositeadjective

being directly across from each other; facing;

‘And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm’; ‘we lived on opposite sides of the street’; ‘at opposite poles’;

Oppositeadjective

of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem;

‘opposite leaves’;

Oppositeadjective

moving or facing away from each other;

‘looking in opposite directions’; ‘they went in opposite directions’;

Oppositeadjective

the other one of a complementary pair;

‘the opposite sex’; ‘the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors’;

Oppositeadjective

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’;

Oppositeadjective

characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed;

‘in diametric contradiction to his claims’; ‘diametrical (or opposite) points of view’; ‘opposite meanings’; ‘extreme and indefensible polar positions’;

Oppositeadverb

directly facing each other;

‘the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table’; ‘lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street’; ‘they sat opposite at the table’;

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