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Meaning of ANTE

Pronunciation:  'antee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (in poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot
  2. [v]  place one's stake, in a poker game

ANTE is a 4 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: back, bet, bet on, gage, game, punt, stake, stake, stakes, wager



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \An"te-\ ([a^]n"t[-e]-).
    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.
  2. \An"te\, n. (Poker Playing)
    Each player's stake, which is put into the pool before (ante)
    the game begins.
  3. \An"te\, v. t. & i.
    To put up (an ante).
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This Latin term, which is frequently used in medicine, means "before".
Thesaurus Terms
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