What does the word antipodes mean?

Usage examples for antipodes

  1. At half an hour past eight o'clock the next evening, we reckoned ourselves antipodes to our friends in London, consequently as far removed from them as possible. – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook
  2. They were to stay in the south of Devonshire for a month and then to sail for the new colony founded at the Antipodes. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope