American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A direct or diametrical opposite: "We just sit and listen to the fullness of the quiet, as an antipode to focused busyness” ( Kathryn A. Knox).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the antipodes, or those who dwell on opposite sides of the globe.
- n. One who or that which is in opposition to or over against another.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of the antipodes; anything exactly opposite.
- n. direct opposite
- Back-formation from antipodes. (Wiktionary)
- Back-formation from antipodes. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Antipov is the 'antipode' for Pasternak, he is the lost child who makes a violent myth of himself, bringing pain and destruction, ending in baffled suicide.”
“We take a bialgebra, and we add an "antipode", which behaves sort of like an inverse operation.”
“Bonnier was equally well-known for his famously roving eye, which may have been alluded to here by the artist in his patron's confident, all-knowing gaze; Nattier's portrait of his wife as the chaste goddess Diana offers a witty antipode.”
“If the Land of Israel is the epicenter of Jewishness, then what is the antipode of Jewishness?”
“Imagine a globe that is tilted so that instead of the North and South Poles being at the top and the bottom, Jerusalem is on the "top" and its antipode on the "bottom.”
“Calculations show that the Chicxulub meteorite was certainly big enough to have triggered eruptions at its antipode.”
“But it seems the Deccan Traps probably lay at least 1,000 miles away from Chicxulub's antipode at the time, though it would take just a little error in our assumptions about the speed and direction of Mexico's and India's motion to put India over the antipode.”
“When we turn the topic to relaxation's antipode, stress, the bravado of a few -- "I'm fine, we're all fine," claims one boy; "it was simply a natural disaster" intones another -- contends with the more complex memories of their classmates.”
“He had to leave the island to find himself as a black man, eventually rooting in Chicago, the antipode of remote and exotic Honolulu, deep in the fold of the mainland, and there set out on the path that led toward politics and national power.”
“What drug, what surgical operation, what wisdom from what physician, what felicitous phrase from the Santo antipode Vin Scully could have been better treatment for a sick old baseball guy?”
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