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An·tip·o·des

 (ăn-tĭp′ə-dēz′)
1. Australia and New Zealand. Usually used informally.
2. A group of rocky islands of the southern Pacific Ocean southeast of New Zealand, to which they belong. They were discovered by British seamen in 1800 and are so named because they are almost diametrically opposite Greenwich, England.

an·tip·o·des

 (ăn-tĭp′ə-dēz′)
pl.n.
1. Any two places or regions that are on diametrically opposite sides of the earth.
2. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Something that is the exact opposite or contrary of another; an antipode.

[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.]

an·tip′o·de′an adj.

antipodes

(ænˈtɪpəˌdiːz)
pl n
1. (Physical Geography) either or both of two points, places, or regions that are situated diametrically opposite to one another on the earth's surface, esp the country or region opposite one's own
2. the people who live there
3. (Placename) the antipodes (often capital) Australia and New Zealand
4. (sometimes functioning as singular) the exact or direct opposite
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek, plural of antipous having the feet opposite, from anti- + pous foot]
antipodean adj, n

an•tip•o•des

(ænˈtɪp əˌdiz)

n.pl.
1. places diametrically opposite each other on the globe.
2. Archaic. those who dwell there.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek (hoi) antípodes literally, (those) with the feet opposite, ultimately <anti- anti- + poûs foot]
an•tip`o•de′an (-ˈdi ən) adj., n.

An•tip•o•des

(ænˈtɪp əˌdiz)

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

an·tip·o·des

(ăn-tĭp′ə-dēz′)
Two places on directly opposite sides of the Earth, such as the North Pole and the South Pole.

antipodes

two points on the surface of the earth diametrically opposite each other. — antipodean, n. , adj.
See also: Equator
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antipodes - any two places or regions on diametrically opposite sides of the Earthantipodes - any two places or regions on diametrically opposite sides of the Earth; "the North Pole and the South Pole are antipodes"
region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"

antipodes

noun
That which is diametrically opposed to another:
Translations

antipodes

[ænˈtɪpədiːz] NPLantípodas fpl
the Antipodes (Brit) (esp hum) → Australia f (y Nueva Zelanda f)

Antipodes

[ænˈtɪpədiːz] npl
the Antipodes → l'Australie f et la Nouvelle-Zélande

antipodes

pl(diametral) entgegengesetzte Teile der Erde; Antipodes (Brit) → Australien und Neuseeland; (Geog) → Antipodeninseln pl

Antipodes

[ænˈtɪpədiːz] npl the Antipodesgli antipodi
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I longed only for what suited me--for the antipodes of the Creole: and I longed vainly.
But he presently presented himself under worthier circumstances; for, the Genius of Youthful Love being in want of assistance - on account of the parental brutality of an ignorant farmer who opposed the choice of his daughter's heart, by purposely falling upon the object, in a flour sack, out of the firstfloor window - summoned a sententious Enchanter; and he, coming up from the antipodes rather unsteadily, after an apparently violent journey, proved to be Mr.
O perpetual discoverer of the antipodes, torch of the world, eye of heaven, sweet stimulator of the water-coolers
But in the meanwhile I must seek this narwhal in the North Pacific Ocean, which, to return to France, was taking the road to the antipodes.
Docks, hospitals, wharves, a Gothic cathedral, a government house, macadamised streets, give to Hong Kong the appearance of a town in Kent or Surrey transferred by some strange magic to the antipodes.
Like men racing blindfold for a gap in a hedge, we were finishing a splendidly quick passage from the Antipodes, with a tremendous rush for the Channel in as thick a weather as any I can remember, but his psychology did not permit him to bring the ship to with a fair wind blowing - at least not on his own initiative.
She saw herself jogging on and on, gradually getting to be less able on her feet, a little more helpless, until she was one of those feeble old ladies who seem at the very antipodes of the busy mothers they have been in their prime.
It is singular that the professor was the antipodes of Captain Swosser and that Mr.
You are a sort of circumnavigator come to settle among us, and will keep up my belief in the antipodes.
Neither, then, is sufficient to bear us in the safety through eight thousand miles of rock to the antipodes.
There was my fellow-workman--Mill--(the first member of our society betrayed by Screw) to compare notes with; and there was a certain prisoner who had been transported, and who had some very important and interesting particulars to communicate, relative to life and its chances in our felon-settlements at the Antipodes.
I was standing before an exhibit of facsimiles of the record nuggets which had been discovered in the goldfields of the Antipodes.