Antipode



a direct or exact opposite.
places diametrically opposite each other on the globe.
those who dwell there.
Historical Examples

Charles Wesley’s hymn is the antipode of Newton’s in metre and movement.
The Story of the Hymns and Tunes Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth

Self-reverence is the antipode of self-conceit, of selfishness.
The Soul of a People H. Fielding

The finite was self-arrayed against the infinite, the mortal against immortality, and a sinner was the antipode of God.
Retrospection and Introspection Mary Baker Eddy

It is the antipode to the hand of those who have large, lovable natures.
The World I Live In Helen Keller

Mortal man is the antipode of immortal man, and the two should not be confounded.
No and Yes Mary Baker Eddy

This is just his antipode, who, having all things, yet has nothing.
Essays Abraham Cowley

Would not this science be the antipode (some would say antidote) of the mystic dreams of Plato and of Delsarte himself?
Delsarte System of Oratory Various

As I understand it, spiritualism is the antipode of Christian Science.
Retrospection and Introspection Mary Baker Eddy

She was my greatest friend, of the feminine gender:—when I say ‘friend,’ I mean not mistress, for that’s the antipode.
Life of Lord Byron, Vol. IV Thomas Moore

In tale or history your beggar is ever the first antipode to your king.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

noun
the exact or direct opposite
plural noun
either or both of two points, places, or regions that are situated diametrically opposite to one another on the earth’s surface, esp the country or region opposite one’s own
the people who live there
(often capital) the antipodes, Australia and New Zealand
(sometimes functioning as sing) the exact or direct opposite
n.

late 14c., “persons who dwell on the opposite side of the globe;” 1540s as “place on the opposite side of the earth,” from Latin antipodes “those who dwell on the opposite side of the earth,” from Greek antipodes, plural of antipous “with feet opposite (ours),” from anti- “opposite” (see anti-) + pous “foot” (see foot (n.)); thus, people who live on the opposite side of the world.

Yonde in Ethiopia ben the Antipodes, men that haue theyr fete ayenst our fete. [“De Proprietatibus Rerum Bartholomeus Anglicus,” translated by John of Trevisa, 1398]

Not to be confused with antiscii “those who live on the same meridian on opposite side of the equator,” whose shadows fall at noon in the opposite direction, from Greek anti- + skia “shadow.” Related: Antipodal (adj.); antipodean (1630s, n.; 1650s, adj.).

antipodes
(ān-tĭp’ə-dēz’)
Two places on directly opposite sides of the Earth, such as the North Pole and the South Pole.
antipodes [(an-tip-uh-deez)]

Two places on the globe that are exactly opposite each other; for example, the North Pole and South Pole.

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