Definition of antipodes in English:


Pronunciation /anˈtipədēz/ /ænˈtɪpədiz/

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plural noun

  • 1the AntipodesAustralia and New Zealand (used by inhabitants of the northern hemisphere)

    • ‘there were plants from the Antipodes, including eucalyptuses and acacias’
  • 2The direct opposite of something.

    • ‘voting and violence are antipodes’
    reverse, converse, antithesis, contrary, inverse, obverse, contradiction


Late Middle English via French or late Latin from Greek antipodes ‘having the feet opposite’, from anti ‘against, opposite’ + pous, pod- ‘foot’. The term originally denoted the inhabitants of opposite sides of the earth.