from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Any two places or regions that are on diametrically opposite sides of the earth.
- n.pl. Something that is the exact opposite or contrary of another; an antipode.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any two places or regions that are on diametrically opposite sides of the earth
- n. The southern hemisphere
- n. Used in UK to refer to Australia and New Zealand - (once common, now less so)
- n. The opposite of something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Those who live on the side of the globe diametrically opposite.
- n. The country of those who live on the opposite side of the globe.
- n. Anything exactly opposite or contrary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Persons living at diametrically opposite points of the globe, so that their feet are directed toward each other; persons who live on the side of the globe opposite to others.
- Two places on the surface of the globe diametrically opposite to each other; the country or region on the opposite side of the globe.
- Figuratively, things opposed to each other: as a singular, anything diametrically adverse or opposed to another thing belonging to the same general order; a contrary. In the latter sense sometimes used in the singular form antipode (which see).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any two places or regions on diametrically opposite sides of the Earth
Middle English, people with feet opposite ours, from Latin, from Greek, from pl. of antipous, with the feet opposite : anti-, anti- + pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἀντίποδες (antipodes), plural of ἀντίπους (antipous), from ἀντί (anti, "opposite") + πούς (pous, "foot"). (Wiktionary)