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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antipodesnoun

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

    "the North Pole and the South Pole are antipodes"


  1. antipodesnoun

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

  2. antipodesnoun

    The southern hemisphere

  3. antipodesnoun

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

  4. Antipodesnoun

    The southern hemisphere

  5. Antipodesnoun

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

  6. Etymology: See antipodes.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ANTIPODESnoun

    It has no singular. Those people who, living on the other side of the globe, have their feet directly opposite to ours.

    Etymology: from ἀντὶ, against, and ϖόδες, feet.

    We should hold day with the antipodes,
    If you would walk in absence of the sun. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

    So shines the sun, tho’ hence remov’d, as clear
    When his beams warm th’ antipodes, as here. Edmund Waller.


  1. antipodes

    Antipodes generally refers to any two places that are directly opposite each other on the globe. It can also refer to something that is the exact opposite or contrary of another thing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antipodesnoun

    those who live on the side of the globe diametrically opposite

  2. Antipodesnoun

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

  3. Antipodesnoun

    anything exactly opposite or contrary

  4. Etymology: [L. pl., fr. Gr. with the feet opposite, pl. ; 'anti` against + , , foot.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Antipodes

    an-tip′od-ēz, n.pl. those living on the other side of the globe, and whose feet are thus opposite to ours: the inhabitants of any two opposite points of the globe: places on the earth's surface exactly opposite each other, the region opposite one's own: the exact opposite of a person or thing:—sing. An′tipode.—adjs. Antip′odal, Antipodē′an.—At antipodes, in direct opposition. [Gr. anti, opposite to, pous, podos, a foot.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. antipodes

    Such inhabitants of the earth as are diametrically opposite to each other. From the people, the term has passed to the places themselves, which are situated at the two extremities of any diameter of the earth.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antipodes in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antipodes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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