in ancient Greek stories, a daughter of Oedipus who is told by King Creon that she cannot bury her dead brother. She cannot decide whether she should obey the king or do what she believes to be right. She finally decides to disobey the king, and kills herself before he can punish her. Her story is the subject of the play Antigone by Sophocles.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.