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English definition of “opposite”

opposite

preposition     /ˈɒp.ə.zɪt/ US  /ˈɑː.pə-/
A2 in a position facing someone or something but on the other side: We're in the building opposite the government offices. They sat opposite each other. Put a tick opposite (= next to) the answer that you think is correct.Through, across, opposite and against act/play/star opposite sb to act a part in a film or play with someone as a partner: Katharine Hepburn played opposite Henry Fonda in many films.Casting, roles and scripts Grammar:Opposite or in front of?Opposite as a preposition means ‘in a position facing someone or something but on the other side’:See more
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