antipodean


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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.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.antipodean - relating to the antipodes or situated at opposite sides of the earth; "antipodean latitudes"; "antipodal regions of the earth"; "antipodal points on a sphere"

antipodean

adjective
Translations

Antipodean

antipodean [ænˌtɪpəˈdiːən]
A. ADJde las antípodas (Brit) (hum) (= Australian) → australiano
B. Nhabitante mf de las antípodas (Brit) (hum) (= Australian) → australiano/a m/f

Antipodean

[ænˌtɪpəˈdiːən] adjaustralien(ne) et néo-zélandais(e), d'Australie et de Nouvelle-Zélande

antipodean

, (US) antipodal
adjantipodisch; (Brit) → australisch und neuseeländisch

antipodean

[ænˌtɪpəˈdiːən] adjdegli antipodi
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Then, indeed, does the tuckered sylph come out in fairy form and proceed with joy under cousinly escort to the exhausted old assembly-room, fourteen heavy miles off, which, during three hundred and sixty-four days and nights of every ordinary year, is a kind of antipodean lumber- room full of old chairs and tables upside down.
Yet let your eyes travel to the right and page 14, where my antipodean family and friends are distressed and insulted by Sam Casey's story headlined "Another triumph over the Aussies
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More than a third of those surveyed voted for Antipodean destinations with the USA, South America, a world cruise, a trip to the Pacific Islands and the Antarctica trailing behind.
England's Antipodean record is woeful to say the least, with a solitary victory over New Zealand in 1973 their only reward from 17 away Tests against the All Blacks and Wallabies.
Having spent eight months in Australia and New Zealand last year, I feel our major retailers could learn a lot from their Antipodean cousins, notably Coles Supermarket and their New Zealand counterpart New World.
The result of all this attention to space, light, materials and technique is not only an economical house, but one that gently and subtly restates the nature of living in a high density Antipodean suburb.
The Antipodean connection makes for obvious comparisons with Crowded House, but there's also something of the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young sound in there.
Still, we can learn from the ways of others - I hear a few taxpayers have already embraced Antipodean political lingo
Not enough room for a large Antipodean to swing even a very small cat.
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