opposite (adjective, noun) LISTEN
Opposite is a word that means ‘on the other side of something.’
- Your hotel is on Main Street, opposite the bank.
- We live at opposite ends of the village.
Opposite can also mean ‘in front of you and looking at you.’
- He sat opposite me at the table.
We can use opposite to talk about two things that are completely different.
- Big is the opposite of small.
If we want to tell someone that we are very different from them in some way, we can say that we are the opposite. For example: “I hate sports.” “Oh, I’m the opposite. I love sports!”
This video gives many sets of opposites. Did you learn any new words?
There are other meanings of opposite.
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