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places diametrically opposite each other on the globe.
those who dwell there.
Historical Examples

antipodean agriculturists meet in the great international concours of cattle, horses, sheep and swine.
A Walk from London to John O’Groat’s Elihu Burritt

Very pathetic, and marked by some distinctively antipodean traits, is the sister of the bushrangers in Robbery under Arms.
Australian Writers Desmond Byrne

He is the antipodean agitator, and the acknowledged benefactor of his fellow colonists in their land of adoption.
Fern Vale (Volume 3) Colin Munro

Whitman is certainly not an influence; there is not a trace of him anywhere; Whitman and Mr. Pound are antipodean to each other.
Ezra Pound: His Metric and Poetry T. S. Eliot

The few who had promised themselves an antipodean Yuletide in the frost—or slush—of merry England could not keep their words.
The Siege of Kimberley T. Phelan

Then there are tree-hunters exploring all the continents, and bringing new species from Japan and other antipodean countries.
A Walk from London to John O’Groat’s Elihu Burritt

Artificial lakes are made for the cultivation of fish caught in antipodean streams.
A Walk from London to John O’Groat’s Elihu Burritt

An incident of our stay in Adelaide may serve to show the mental attitude of your average antipodean.
Nat Goodwin’s Book Nat C. Goodwin

The nature of the antipodean inversion of climates was clearly grasped by her contemporary, Herrade de Landsberg (Fig.5).
Studies in the History and Method of Science Various

It is full of excellent imported trout, which flourish well in these antipodean waters and attain a weight of six or seven pounds.
The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

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

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.).

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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