☆ (theidolhands) wrote in 1word1day,


Saturday Word: Antipode(s)

an·ti·pode [ˈæntɪpəʊd]:
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).

Tags: a, greek, noun, plural noun, wordsmith: theidolhands

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