antipodean

[ an-tip-uh-deez ]SEE DEFINITION OF antipodean
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANTIPODEAN

A fresh struggle ensued, ending (save in the antipodean regions) in the triumph of the half-castes.

The few who had promised themselves an Antipodean Yuletide in the frost—or slush—of merry England could not keep their words.

After seeing the performance of this antipodean, one can understand the wonderful vigour of his muscles.

Very pathetic, and marked by some distinctively Antipodean traits, is the sister of the bushrangers in Robbery under Arms.

Whitman is certainly not an influence; there is not a trace of him anywhere; Whitman and Mr. Pound are antipodean to each other.

The nature of the antipodean inversion of climates was clearly grasped by her contemporary, Herrade de Landsberg (Fig.5).

Artificial lakes are made for the cultivation of fish caught in Antipodean streams.

Then there are tree-hunters exploring all the continents, and bringing new species from Japan and other antipodean countries.

Antipodean agriculturists meet in the great international concours of cattle, horses, sheep and swine.

An incident of our stay in Adelaide may serve to show the mental attitude of your average Antipodean.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "persons who dwell on the opposite side of the globe;" 1540s as "place on the opposite side of the earth," from Latin antipodes "those who dwell on the opposite side of the earth," from Greek antipodes, plural of antipous "with feet opposite (ours)," from anti- "opposite" (see anti-) + pous "foot" (see foot (n.)); thus, people who live on the opposite side of the world.

Not to be confused with antiscii "those who live on the same meridian on opposite side of the equator," whose shadows fall at noon in the opposite direction, from Greek anti- + skia "shadow." Related: Antipodal (adj.); antipodean (1630s, n.; 1650s, adj.).

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