KJV Dictionary Definition: opposal


OPPO'SAL, n. s as z. Opposition. Not used.


OPPO'SE, v.t. s as z. L. oppono, opposui. The change of n into s is unusual. Two different verbs may be used, as in L. fero, tuli. See Pose.

1. To set; against; to put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or countervail, and thus to hinder defeat, destroy or prevent effect; as, to oppose one argument to another.

I may without presumption oppose my single opinion to his.

2. To act against; to resist, either by physical means, by arguments or other means. The army opposed the progress of the enemy, but without success. Several members of the house strenuously opposed the bill, but it passed.

3. To check; to resist effectually. The army was not able to oppose the progress of the enemy.

4. To place in front; to set opposite.

5. To act against, as a competitor.


OPPO'SED, pp. s as z.

1. To act adversely; with against; as, a servant opposed against the act. Not used.

2. To object or act against in controversy.


1. Set in opposition; resisted.

2. a. Being in opposition in principle or in act; adverse.

Certain characters were formerly opposed to it.



1. One that opposes; an opponent in party, in principle, in controversy or argument. We speak of the opposers of public measures; the opposers of ecclesiastical discipline; an opposer of christianity or of orthodoxy.

2. One who acts in opposition; one who resists; as an opposer of law or of the execution of law.

3. An antagonist; an adversary; an enemy; a rival.