Definitions of ante

  1. To put up (an ante). Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Before, in time, order, or position; as, antechristian, antenatal. Compare ANTI-. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. place one's stake Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. A Latin preposition and prefix; akin to Gr. 'anti`, Skr. anti, Goth. and-, anda- (only in comp.), AS. and-, ond-, (only in comp.: cf. Answer, Along), G. ant-, ent- (in comp.). The Latin ante is generally used in the sense of before, in regard to position, order, or time, and the Gr. 'anti` in that of opposite, or in the place of. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A bet placed in opposition to the dealer's bet in playing the game of poker-hence to ante, to bet. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A latin profix, signifying before, also against. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A prefix meaning before, either in time or place. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for ante

  1. The ante room was open, the bed- chamber door closed. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  2. Stopping in the ante chamber, they let me proceed alone to the interior. – Marie by Alexander Pushkin