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Definition of "antitype" []

  • One that is foreshadowed by or identified with an earlier symbol or type, such as a figure in the New Testament who has a counterpart in the Old Testament. (noun)
  • An opposite or contrasting type. (noun)

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 "antitype" in a sentence
  • "The Old Testament figure was called the type and the figure in the New Testament which paralleled it was called the antitype."
  • "As in the first verse the earthly sanctuary was measured, so here its heavenly antitype is laid open, and the antitype above to the ark of the covenant in the"
  • "The Baptist is Elias, as our Saviour was David; that is, the antitype, Jeremiah 30: 9; Malachi 4: 5; Hosea 3: 5, &c."