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Definition of "antipodes" [an•tip•o•des]

  • Any two places or regions that are on diametrically opposite sides of the earth. (noun-plural)
  • Something that is the exact opposite or contrary of another; an antipode. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antipodes" in a sentence
  • "Like Borochov, Lieberman is a Russian-speaking Jew and a committed Zionist, but his vision of peace and stability is at antipodes from the one Borochov set forth in 1917."
  • "This artful separation of what was actually perfectly consistent behavior into bogus antipodes is why My Life's therapeutic grid is pure scaffolding, about as meaningful as the little backdrop mantras (for example, "Strong American Communities") that Clinton's White House made a staple of presidential speeches."
  • "There was, however, considerable tension over any idea that the lands on the opposite ends of the earth otherwise known as antipodes could be inhabited by people."