1.Definition: 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"
2.Definition: 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"
3.Definition: characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
"Diametrical (or opposite) points of view", "Opposite meanings"
4.Definition: moving or facing away from each other
"Looking in opposite directions", "They went in opposite directions"
5.Definition: of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem
6.Definition: the other one of a complementary pair
"The opposite sex", "The two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"