from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that is foreshadowed by or identified with an earlier symbol or type, such as a figure in the New Testament who has a counterpart in the Old Testament.
- n. An opposite or contrasting type.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something that is symbolized or represented by a type.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That of which the type is the pattern or representation; that which is represented by the type or symbol.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which is prefigured or represented by a type, and therefore is correlative with it; particularly, in theology, that which in the gospel is foreshadowed by and answers to some person, character, action, institution, or event in the Old Testament.
- n. In biology, same as antitrope.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an opposite or contrasting type
- n. 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
Medieval Latin antitypus, from Late Greek antitupos, copy, antitype, from Greek, corresponding, representing : anti-, equal to, like; see anti- + tupos, print, impression.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἀντίτυπος (antitupos). (Wiktionary)