Definition of Antitype

1. Noun. 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.




2. Noun. An opposite or contrasting type.
Generic synonyms: Form, Kind, Sort, Variety
Derivative terms: Antitypic
Antonyms: Type

Definition of Antitype

1. n. That of which the type is the pattern or representation; that which is represented by the type or symbol.

Definition of Antitype

1. Noun. Something that is symbolized or represented by a type. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antitype

1. an opposite type [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antitype

antituberculosis
antituberculous
antitumor
antitumoral
antitumorigenic
antitumors
antitumour
antitumour enzyme
antitumour protein
antitumoural
antitumourigenesis
antitussive
antitussive agents
antitussives
antitypal
antitype (current term)
antitypes
antityphoid
antitypic
antitypical
antitypically
antitypous
antitypy
antiulcer
antiunification
antiunion
antiunitary
antiuniversalism
antiuniversity
antiup

Literary usage of Antitype

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Theological Dictionary: Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms; a by Charles Buck (1838)
"The word antitype occurs twice in the New Testament, viz. in the Epistle to the Hebrews, chap. ix. v. S4. and in the 1st Epistle of St. Peter, ..."

2. The Bible in the Nineteenth Century: Eight Lectures by Joseph Esttin Carpenter (1903)
"The type, then, is the Old Testament préfiguration ; the New Testament reality to which it points, is the ' antitype,' standing over against it as its ..."

3. Handbook of Painting: The Italian Schools by Franz Kugler (1869)
"Every subject he has introduced had, however, in the interpretations alluded to, its symbolical meaning, and generally demanded as its antitype a New ..."

4. A Familiar Illustration of Christian Baptism: In which the Proper Subjects by Nathaniel Scudder Prime (1818)
"A degree of similarity always exists between the type and antitype." But " although there was some shade of likeness between the Jewish and Christian ..."

5. The Expositor edited by William Robertson Nicoll, Samuel Cox, James Moffatt (1897)
"in the antitype co-existent—the one His own indeed, the other ours and only His as the ... antitype ..."

6. The Nature of the Atonement and Its Relation to the Remission of Sins and by John McLeod Campbell (1873)
"After we have traced and recognised the points in which the types prefigured the antitype, we have still to inquire and to learn by the study of the ..."

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