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antitype

noun

  1. (internal representation)  a person or thing represented or foreshadowed by a type or symbol; especially a figure in the Old Testament having a counterpart in the New Testament
    Type of: internal representation
  2. (kind)  an opposite or contrasting type
    Type of: kind

Etymology summary

late Latin antitypus, from Greek antitupos 'corresponding as an impression to...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

antitype | antitypical [adjective, derived]

a person or thing that is foreshadowed or represented by a type or symbol, ... | an opposite type (18 of 276 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/antitype

Oxford Dictionary:

antitype | antitypical [derived]

a person or thing that represents the opposite of someone or something else | something that is represented by a symbol. (20 of 71 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/antitype

American Heritage Dictionary:

antitype | antitypical [adjective, related]

One that is foreshadowed by or identified with an earlier symbol or type, ... | An opposite or contrasting type. (19 of 65 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/antitype

New World Dictionary:

antitype | antitypical [related] | antitypically [adverb, related]

the person or thing represented or foreshadowed by an earlier type or symbol | an opposite type (16 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/antitype

Random House Dictionary:

antitype

something that is foreshadowed by a type or symbol, as a New Testament event prefigured in the Old Testament. (19 of 24 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/antitype

Wiktionary:

antitype | antitypes [plural]

Something that is symbolized or represented by a type. (9 of 10 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/antitype

Encarta Dictionary:

antitype | antitypes [plural]

in the Bible, somebody or something considered as being foreshadowed by or having striking similarities to an earlier person or thing type | an ... (23 of 76 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586083​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

antitype

First use: early 17th century

Origin: late Latin antitypus, from Greek antitupos 'corresponding as an impression to the die', from anti "against, opposite" + tupos "type, a stamp"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/antitype

American Heritage Dictionary:

antitype

Origin: Medieval Latin antitypus, from Late Greek antitupos, copy, antitype, from Greek, corresponding, ... (12 of 22 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

antitype

Origin: Late Latin antitypus from Late Greek antitypos from Greek, resembling, corresponding to + typos, figure: see "type"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/antitype

Wiktionary:

antitype | antitypes [plural]

Origin: Ancient Greek ἀντίτυπος (antitupos).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/antitype

Encarta Dictionary:

antitype | antitypes [plural]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: late Latin from Greek antitupos "corresponding as an impression (to the die in which it was cast)" from tupos

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586083​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

antitype

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "antitype"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "antitype"

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the Free Dictionary:

antitype

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "antitype"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "antitype"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "antitype" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/antitype

Google Dictionary:

antitype | antitypes [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "antitype"

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YourDictionary Audio:

antitype

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "antitype" by speech synthesizer

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