I. plural noun 1. ( the Antipodes) — Australia and New Zealand (used by inhabitants of the northern hemisphere). • there were plants from the Antipodes, including eucalyptuses and acacias.
2. the direct opposite of something • voting and violence are antipodes.
– origin late Middle English: via French or late Latin from Greek antipodes ‘having the feet opposite’, from anti ‘against, opposite’ + pous, pod- ‘foot’. The term originally denoted the inhabitants of opposite sides of the earth.