opposite number

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  1. counterpart; equivalent: New members with an interest in folk art will find their opposite numbers in the association's directory.

Origin of opposite number

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby opposite number

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How to use opposite number in a sentence

  • I wouldn't mind being in charge—old Haas' opposite number at this end.

    Irresistible Weapon | Horace Brown Fyfe
  • Instinctively his eye went about—and then came to a stop at a door directly opposite number eleven.

    Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist | John T. McIntyre
  • A weary trudge brings him to 457, opposite number 1, whence he started.

    Inventors at Work | George Iles
  • The passageway came out on the other side almost directly opposite number seven, and offered a tempting short-cut.

    Robert Tournay | William Sage

British Dictionary definitions for opposite number

opposite number

  1. a person holding an equivalent and corresponding position on another side or situation

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