antipode


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an·ti·pode

 (ăn′tĭ-pōd′)
n.
1. A direct or diametrical opposite.
2. One of a pair of antipodes.

[Back-formation from antipodes.]

antipode

(ˈæntɪpəʊd)
n
the exact or direct opposite

an•ti•pode

(ˈæn tɪˌpoʊd)

n.
a direct or exact opposite.
[1540–50; back formation from antipodes]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antipode - direct oppositeantipode - direct opposite; "quiet: an antipode to focused busyness"
oppositeness, opposition - the relation between opposed entities

antipode

noun
That which is diametrically opposed to another:
Translations
antipod
diametral motsatsdiametral motsetningrak motsatsrak motsetning
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Dana, that 'it is certainly a wonderful fact that New Zealand should have a closer resemblance in its crustacea to Great Britain, its antipode, than to any other part of the world.' Sir J.
(for my particular benefit), and I will not bring back less than half a yard of his ivory halberd to the Museum of Natural History." 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.
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 talked a great deal with this man; for I felt that his experience might be of the greatest possible benefit to me.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The meridian of the Antipodes has likewise been passed; and now every league, it made us happy to think, was one league nearer to England.
It used to seem self-evident that there could not be men at the Antipodes, because they would fall off, or at best grow giddy from standing on their heads.
You are a sort of circumnavigator come to settle among us, and will keep up my belief in the antipodes. Now tell me all about them in Paris."
Neither, then, is sufficient to bear us in the safety through eight thousand miles of rock to the antipodes."