Definitions of opposition

  1. an armed adversary ( especially a member of an opposing military force); " a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
  2. the relation between opposed entities
  3. a body of people united in opposing something
  4. a political party opposed to the party in power and prepared to replace it if elected; " Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition"
  5. a direction opposite to another
  6. The act of opposing; an attempt to check, restrain, or defeat; resistance.
  7. Repugnance; contrariety of sentiment, interest, or purpose; antipathy.
  8. That which opposes; an obstacle; specifically, the aggregate of persons or things opposing; hence, in politics and parliamentary practice, the party opposed to the party in power.
  9. The situation of a heavenly body with respect to another when in the part of the heavens directly opposite to it; especially, the position of a planet or satellite when its longitude differs from that of the sun 180¡; -- signified by the symbol /; as, / / /, opposition of Jupiter to the sun.
  10. The relation between two propositions when, having the same subject and predicate, they differ in quantity, or in quality, or in both; or between two propositions which have the same matter but a different form.
  11. The act of resisting or checking; the state of being resisted or checked; resistance; contradiction; the political party that does not support the party in power.
  12. State of being placed over against: standing over against: repugnance: contrariety: act of opposing: resistance: that which opposes: obstacle: the party that opposes the existing administration or the party in power: ( astron.) the situation of heavenly bodies when 180 degrees apart.
  13. State of being opposite; resistance; repugnance; contrariety; obstacle; party opposed to the existing administration.
  14. The act of opposing.
  15. The state of being opposite or opposed.
  16. An obstacle; obstruction.
  17. Astron. The relative position of two bodies that are 180 apart.
  18. The party opposed to an administration.
  19. Situation so as to front something else; the act of opposing, obstacle; resistance; contrariety; the collective body of opponents to an administration; the situation of two heavenly bodies when distant in longitude from each other 180