[ an-ti-tahyp ]

  1. 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

Other words from antitype

  • an·ti·typ·ic [an-ti-tip-ik], /ˌæn tɪˈtɪp ɪk/, an·ti·typ·i·cal, adjective
  • an·ti·typ·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby antitype Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use antitype in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for antitype


/ (ˈæntɪˌtaɪp) /

  1. 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

  2. an opposite type

Derived forms of antitype

  • antitypic (ˌæntɪˈtɪpɪk) or antitypical, adjective
  • antitypically, adverb

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