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4 letters words from 'ante'

ANTE 4ETNA 4
NEAT 4TANE 4

3 letters words from 'ante'

ANE 3ANT 3
ATE 3EAN 3
EAT 3ETA 3
NAE 3NAT 3
NET 3TAE 3
TAN 3TEA 3
TEN 3 

2 letters words from 'ante'

AE 2AN 2
AT 2EA 2
EN 2ET 2
NA 2NE 2
TA 2TE 2

All 4 letters words made out of ante

ante nate atne tane ntae tnae anet naet aent eant neat enat aten taen aetn eatn tean etan ntea tnea neta enta tena etna

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Definitions and meaning of ante

ante

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin ante (before).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈænti/
  • Rhymes: -ænti
  • Homophones: anti, anty, auntie (one pronunciation)

Noun

ante (plural antes)

  1. A price or cost, as in up the ante.
  2. (poker) In poker and other games, the contribution made by all players to the pot before dealing the cards.

Translations

See also

  • penny ante
  • up the ante

Verb

ante (third-person singular simple present antes, present participle anteing, simple past and past participle anted or anteed)

  1. To pay the ante in poker. Often used as ante up.
  2. To make an investment in money, effort, or time before knowing one's chances.

Translations

References

  • ante in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • Aten, Etan, Etna, Nate, Tean, Tena, anet, etna, neat, neta, ta'en

Asturian

Alternative forms

  • énte

Etymology

From Latin ante.

Preposition

ante

  1. before, in front of

Cimbrian

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

ante ?

  1. (Sette Comuni) sorrow

References

  • “ante” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from French ante.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑn.tə/
  • Hyphenation: an‧te
  • Rhymes: -ɑntə

Noun

ante f (plural anten)

  1. (architecture) anta, corner pilaster

French

Etymology

From Latin antae

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃t/

Noun

ante f (plural antes)

  1. anta

Galician

Preposition

ante

  1. before, in front of

Synonyms

  • (before, in front of): perante

Related terms

  • antes
  • diante de
  • perante

Noun

ante m (plural antes)

  1. elk (US), moose (UK) (Alces alces)

Synonyms

  • (moose): alce

Ido

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish ante, Italian ante and to some extent English anterior, all ultimately from Latin ante. (Compare Esperanto antaŭ (before (time and space)).)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈante/

Preposition

ante

  1. before (of time)

Derived terms

  • antea (former, preceding, previous)
  • antee (previously, before, heretofore)
  • ante- (ante-)

Antonyms

  • pos (after)

Paronyms

  • avan (before (in space))

Interlingua

Preposition

ante

  1. ago

Usage notes

  • The English word "ago" is used like a postposition.

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈan.te/, [ˈän̪t̪e̞]
  • Hyphenation: àn‧te

Etymology 1

From Latin ante, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂énti (opposite, in front of).

Alternative forms

  • anti

Adverb

ante (obsolete)

  1. afore, ere; before, earlier
    • 1374, Francesco Petrarca, “Anima, che diverse cose tante”, Il Canzoniere, Andrea Bettini (1858), p.220:
      Per quanto non vorreste o poscia od ante ¶ esser giunti al cammin che sì mal tiensi, ¶ per non trovarvi i duo bei lumi accensi, ¶ nè l'orme impresse dell'amate piante?
      How much later, or earlier, do you wish ¶ you had taken the road, that's so hard to follow, ¶ so as not to have met those two bright eyes ¶ or the steps of those beloved feet?
  2. rather than, instead (of)
    • c. 1362, Buccio di Ranallo, Cronaca aquilana rimata, Forzani (1907), p. 171, “Anima, che diverse cose tante”:
      Lo duca de Duraczo respuse «Ad me despiace; ¶ collo re non vollio briga, ante vi vollio pace [...]»
      The Duke of Durazzo replied «I disagree; ¶ I wish not for trouble, but rather peace, with the king [...]»
Related terms
  • ante-
  • anteriore
  • anzi
  • anziano
  • avanti

Etymology 2

Form of anta.

Noun

ante f

  1. plural of anta

Anagrams

  • nate
  • tane

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂énti, locative singular of the root noun *h₂ent- (front, front side). Cognates include Ancient Greek ἀντί (antí, opposite, facing), Sanskrit अन्ति (ánti), Old Armenian ընդ (ənd), Tocharian B ānte, and English and.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈan.te/, [ˈan̪.t̪ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈan.te/, [ˈan̪.t̪ɛ]

Preposition

ante (+ accusative)

  1. (of space) before, in front, forwards
  2. (of time) before

Adverb

ante (not comparable)

  1. (of space) before, in front, forwards
  2. (of time) before, previously
    ante diem V
    4th day before ("fifth" counting inclusively)

Synonyms

  • (before, in front of): prae, prō

Antonyms

  • (before, in front of): post

Derived terms

Descendants

References

  • ante in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ante in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ante in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • ante in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 45

Middle English

Noun

ante

  1. Alternative form of ampte

Middle French

Noun

ante f (plural antes)

  1. auntie; aunt

Descendants

  • French: tante

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑːntə/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːntə
  • Hyphenation: an‧te

Verb

ante

  1. simple past of ane
  2. past participle definite singular of ane
  3. past participle plural of ane

Anagrams

  • etan, nate, tane

Old French

Noun

ante f

  1. nominative singular of antain

Pali

Alternative forms

Noun

ante

  1. inflection of anta (end):
    1. locative singular
    2. accusative plural
  2. locative singular of anta (intestine)

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɐ̃ntʃi

Preposition

ante

  1. before (in front of in space)
  2. in front of (at or near the front part of)
  3. in front of (in the presence of someone)

Synonyms

  • (in front of): em frente a, na frente de, diante de

Adverb

ante (not comparable)

  1. Obsolete form of antes.

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈante/, [ˈãn̪t̪e]

Etymology 1

From Latin ante.

Preposition

ante

  1. in front of, before
  2. against, compared to
    Synonyms: contra, frente a

Derived terms

  • ante la duda
Related terms
  • ante-
  • antes

Etymology 2

From Andalusian Arabic لمط(lámṭ).

Noun

ante m (plural antes, feminine anta, feminine plural antas)

  1. elk
    Synonym: alce
  2. suede
  3. (Mexico) tapir (large odd-toed ungulate, with a long prehensile upper lip, of the family Tapiridae)
    Synonyms: sachavaca, anta, anteburro, tapir
Derived terms
  • anteado
  • anteburro

Further reading

  • “ante” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Verb

ante

  1. (colloquial, dialectal) past tense of ana

See also

  • anade
  • det ante mig

Anagrams

  • Aten, enat, etan

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to put a fixed stake in the pot at poker.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)