|1.||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.||(often capital) the antipodes 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 |
"Yonde in Ethiopia ben the Antipodes, men that haue theyr fete ayenst our fete." ["De Proprietatibus Rerum Bartholomeus Anglicus," translated by John of Trevisa, 1398]Related: Antipodal (adj., 1640s); antipodean (1630s)
|antipodes (ān-tĭp'ə-dēz') Pronunciation Key
Two places on directly opposite sides of the Earth, such as the North Pole and the South Pole.