Definition of opposite preposition from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɒpəzɪt//
    , BrE//ˈɒpəsɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːpəzət//
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  1. 1  on the other side of a particular area from somebody/something, and usually facing them I sat opposite him during the meal (= on the other side of the table). The bank is opposite the supermarket (= on the other side of the road). Write your address opposite (= next to) your name.
  2. 2acting in a film/movie or play as the partner of somebody She starred opposite Tom Hanks.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin oppositus, past participle of opponere ‘set against’.