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Opposite vs. Against

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  • Opposite (adjective)

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

    "She saw him walking on the opposite side of the road."

  • Opposite (adjective)

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

  • Opposite (adjective)

    Facing in the other direction.

    "They were moving in opposite directions."

  • Opposite (adjective)

    Of either of two complementary or mutually exclusive things.

    "He has a lot of success with the opposite sex."

  • Opposite (adjective)

    Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic.

  • Opposite (noun)

    Something opposite or contrary to something else.

  • Opposite (noun)

    An opponent.

  • Opposite (noun)

    An antonym.

    ""Up" is the opposite of "down"."

  • Opposite (noun)

    An additive inverse.

  • Opposite (adverb)

    In an opposite position.

    "I was on my seat and she stood opposite."

  • Opposite (preposition)

    Facing, or across from.

    "He lives opposite the pub."

  • Opposite (preposition)

    In a complementary role to.

    "He played opposite Marilyn Monroe."

  • Opposite (preposition)

    On another channel at the same time.

    "The game show Just Men! aired opposite The Young and the Restless on CBS."

  • Against (preposition)

    A close but separated relationship.

  • Against (preposition)

    In a contrary direction to.

    "If you swim against the current, you must work harder."

  • Against (preposition)

    Close to.

    "The kennel was put against the back wall."

  • Against (preposition)

    In front of; before a background.

    "The giant was silhouetted against the door."

  • Against (preposition)

    In physical contact with.

    "The puppy rested its head against a paw."

  • Against (preposition)

    A contrasting or competitive relationship.

  • Against (preposition)

    In physical opposition to, or in collision with.

    "The rain pounds against the window."

  • Against (preposition)

    In contrast and/or comparison with.

    "He stands out against his local classmates."

  • Against (preposition)

    In competition with, versus.

    "The Tigers will play against the Bears this weekend."

  • Against (preposition)

    In exchange for.

    "The vouchers are redeemable against West End shows and theatre breaks."

  • Against (preposition)

    As counterbalance to.en

  • Against (preposition)

    As a charge on.en

  • Against (preposition)

    As protection from.

    "He turned the umbrella against the wind."

  • Against (preposition)

    Exposed to.en

  • Against (preposition)

    In anticipation of; in preparation for (a particular time, event etc.).

  • Against (preposition)

    To be paid now in contrast to the following amount to be paid later under specified circumstances, usually that a movie is made or has started filming.

    "''The studio weren't sure the movie would ever get made, so they only paid $50,000 against $200,000. That way they wouldn't be out very much if filming never began."

  • Against (conjunction)

    By the time that (something happened); before.

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  • Opposite (adjective)

    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.

  • Opposite (adjective)

    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.

  • Opposite (adjective)

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

  • Opposite (adjective)

    Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant; antagonistic.

  • Opposite (adjective)

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

  • Opposite (noun)

    One who opposes; an opponent; an antagonist.

  • Opposite (noun)

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

  • Against (preposition)

    Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; - in this sense often preceded by over.

  • Against (preposition)

    From an opposite direction so as to strike or come in contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats against the roof.

  • Against (preposition)

    In opposition to, whether the opposition is of sentiment or of action; on the other side; counter to; in contrariety to; hence, adverse to; as, against reason; against law; to run a race against time.

  • Against (preposition)

    By of before the time that; in preparation for; so as to be ready for the time when.

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