antipode


an·ti·pode

noun \ˈan-tə-ˌpōd\
plural an·tip·o·des \an-ˈti-pə-ˌdēz\

Definition of ANTIPODE

1
:  the parts of the earth diametrically opposite —usually used in plural —often used of Australia and New Zealand as contrasted to the western hemisphere
2
:  the exact opposite or contrary
an·tip·o·de·an \(ˌ)an-ˌti-pə-ˈdē-ən\ adjective or noun

Examples of ANTIPODE

  1. <my jock brother is an antipode to my bookworm sister>

Origin of ANTIPODE

Middle English antipodes, plural, persons dwelling at opposite points on the globe, from Latin, from Greek, from plural of antipod-, antipous with feet opposite, from anti- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot
First Known Use: 1549

an·ti·pode

noun \ˈant-ə-ˌpōd\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural an·tip·o·des \an-ˈtip-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of ANTIPODE

1
: the exact opposite

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