Verb ante Definition and Examples



Definition as 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.

More definition:

1.Poker. a fixed but arbitrary stake put into the pot by each player before the deal. amount of money paid in advance to insure an individual's share in a joint business venture.

3.Informal. an individual's share of the total expenses incurred by a group.

4.Informal. the price or cost of something.

5.Poker. to put (one's initial stake) into the pot. produce or pay (one's share) (usually followed by up), He anted up his half of the bill.

7.Poker. to put one's initial stake into the pot.

8.Informal. to pay (usually followed by up).

1.a prefix meaning “before,” used in the formation of compound words, anteroom; antebellum; antedate.

1.see before (used especially to refer a reader to parts of a text).

1. the gaming stake put up before the deal in poker by the players

2. (informal) a sum of money representing a person's share, as in a syndicate

3. (informal) up the ante, to increase the costs, risks, or considerations involved in taking an action or reaching a conclusion, whenever they reached their goal, they upped the ante by setting more complex challenges for themselves verb -tes, -teing, -ted, -teed

4. to place (one's stake) in poker

5. (usually foll by up) (informal, mainly US) to pay ante- prefix
1. before in time or position; previous to; in front of, antedate, antechamber Word Originfrom LatinCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1838 (n.), 1846 (v.), American English poker slang, apparently from Latin ante "before," from PIE *anti "facing opposite, near, in front of, before" (cf. Sanskrit antah "end, border, boundary," Hittite hanti "opposite," Greek anta, anten "opposite," anti "over against, opposite, before;" Old Lithuanian anta "on to;" Gothic anda "along;" Old English and- "against;" German ent- "along, against"), from root *ant- "front, forehead."
word-forming element meaning "before, in front of; previous, existing beforehand; introductory to," from Latin ante (prep. and adv.) "before, in front of, opposite," used in combinations, from PIE *anti "facing opposite, near, in front of, before" (see ante).


The portal led to an ante room between the attached garage and main house.

Some method of subdivision is necessary, and the simplest and most obvious is that which breaks the whole into two great parts, the ante-Nicene and the post-Nicene.

European plains - the tundras, including the Arctic islands, the forest region, especially the coniferous part of it, and the ante-steppe and steppes of the black earth region.

The avifauna, of course, becomes poorer; nevertheless, the woods of the steppe, and still more the forests of the ante-steppe, give refuge to many 1 Bibliography of Flora: Beketov, Appendix to Russian translation of Griesebach and Reclus's Geogr.

But Napoleon's actions, especially the annexation of Genoa, at last brought the three powers to accord, with the general aim of re-establishing the status quo ante in Germany, Holland, Switzerland and Italy, or, in short, of restoring the balance of power which Napoleon had completely upset.

The Realists held that universals alone have substantial reality, existing ante res; the Nominalists that universals are mere names invented to express the qualities of particular things and existing post res; while the Conceptualists, mediating between the two extremes, held that universals are concepts which exist in our minds and express real similarities in things themselves.

At the same time he has nothing to say against the Platonic theory of universalia ante rem (see Idealism).

The ante-choir is also called the "fore choir."

"In the present divided state of Christendom," says Schaff (Ante-Nicene Christianity, ii.

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