Part of speech: noun

A place or people on the opposite side of the earth; the opposite extreme.

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Usage examples "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", James Cook.
  2. Uncle Issy, passing up the road at nine o'clock, halted by the Cherokee to pass a word with its proprietor, who presented the very antipodes of a bird's- eye view, as he knocked about the crumbling clods with his visgy at the top of the slope. - "I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  3. 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", Anthony Trollope.