antipodes

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Antipodes \An*tip"o*des\, noun [L. pl., fr. Gr. ? with the feet opposite, pl. ? ?; 'anti' against + ?, ?, foot.]

1. Those who live on the side of the globe diametrically opposite.

2. The country of those who live on the opposite side of the globe. --Latham.

3. Anything exactly opposite or contrary.

Can there be a greater contrariety unto Christ's judgment, a more perfect antipodes to all that hath hitherto been gospel? --Hammond.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

antipodes

noun

1: any two places or regions on diametrically opposite sides of the Earth; "the North Pole and the South Pole are antipodes"


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