origin: (1550) Greek; anti= opposite, reverse + pous= feet; having the feet opposite (in relation to one's self).
1. Referring to a spot on Earth and/or another location that is diametrically opposite it. Antipodes can also imply a place very far away.
2. Metaphorically referring to things that are opposite: My cousin the butcher is an antipode to my vegan best friend.
3. A term people in the northern hemisphere use to refer to the people of New Zealand & Australia combined (may also include North Africa).