Definitions for antipodesænˈtɪp əˌdiz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•tip•o•desænˈtɪp əˌdiz(n.pl.)

  1. places diametrically opposite each other on the globe.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  2. Archaic. those who dwell there.

Origin of antipodes:

1350–1400; ME < L < Gk (hoi) antípodes lit., (those) with the feet opposite, ult. <anti-anti - +poûsfoot

an•tip`o•de′an-ˈdi ən(adj.; n.)

An•tip•o•desænˈtɪp əˌdiz(n.pl.)

  1. a group of islands SE of and belonging to New Zealand. 24 sq. mi. (62 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. antipodes(noun)

    any two places or regions on diametrically opposite sides of the Earth

    "the North Pole and the South Pole are antipodes"

Wiktionary

  1. antipodes(Noun)

    Any two places or regions that are on diametrically opposite sides of the earth

  2. antipodes(Noun)

    The southern hemisphere

  3. antipodes(Noun)

    Used in UK to refer to Australia and New Zealand - (once common, now less so)

  4. Antipodes(ProperNoun)

    The southern hemisphere

  5. Antipodes(ProperNoun)

    Used in UK to refer to Australia and New Zealand - (once common, now less so)

  6. Origin: See antipodes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antipodes(noun)

    those who live on the side of the globe diametrically opposite

  2. Antipodes(noun)

    the country of those who live on the opposite side of the globe

  3. Antipodes(noun)

    anything exactly opposite or contrary

Freebase

  1. Antipodes

    In geography, the antipodes of any place on Earth is the point on the Earth's surface which is diametrically opposite to it. Two points that are antipodal to each other are connected by a straight line running through the centre of the Earth. In the Northern Hemisphere, "the Antipodes" is often used to refer to Australia and New Zealand, and "Antipodeans" to their inhabitants. Geographically the antipodes of Britain and Ireland are in the Pacific Ocean, south of New Zealand. This gave rise to the name of the Antipodes Islands of New Zealand, which are close to the antipodes of London at about 50° S 179° E. The antipodes of Australia are in the North Atlantic Ocean, while parts of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco are antipodal to New Zealand. All together, less than 4% of land is antipodal to land. The largest antipodal land masses are the Malay Archipelago, antipodal to the Amazon Basin and adjoining Andean ranges; east China and Mongolia, antipodal to Chile and Argentina; and Greenland and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, antipodal to East Antarctica.

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