[ an-ti-tahyp ]
/ ˈæn tɪˌtaɪp /


something that is foreshadowed by a type or symbol, as a New Testament event prefigured in the Old Testament.

Origin of antitype

1605–15; < Medieval Latin antitypus < Late Greek antítypos (impression) answering to a die. See anti-, type

Related forms

an·ti·typ·ic [an-ti-tip-ik] /ˌæn tɪˈtɪp ɪk/, an·ti·typ·i·cal, adjectivean·ti·typ·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for antitype


/ (ˈæntɪˌtaɪp) /


a person or thing that is foreshadowed or represented by a type or symbol, esp a character or event in the New Testament prefigured in the Old Testament
an opposite type

Derived Forms

antitypic (ˌæntɪˈtɪpɪk) or antitypical, adjectiveantitypically, adverb
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