Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: ANT-APH-RO-DIT'IC – AN-TE-CES'SOR
A medicine which abates the venereal appetite, or is good against the venereal disease. – Coxe. Quincy.
Good against apoplexy.
ANT-ARCH'ISM, n. [Gr. αντι and αρχη.]
Opposition to all government or restraint of individuals by law.
One who opposes all social government or control of individuals by law.
Opposed to all human government.
ANT-ARC'TIC, a. [Gr. αντι, against, and αρκτος, the bear, a northern constellation.]
Opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it, and applied especially to a lesser circle, distant from the pole 23º 28'. Thus we say the antarctic pole, antarctic circle, or antarctic region. – Encyc.
The name of a star of the first magnitude, called also the scorpion's heart. Its longitude is 60 º 13' 11' of Sagittarius; and its latitude 4 º 31' 26" South. – Encyc.
ANT-AR-THRIT'IC, a. [Gr. αντι, against, and αρθριτις, gout.]
Counteracting the gout.
A remedy which cures or aleviates the gout.
ANT-ASTH-MAT'IC, a. [Gr. αντι, against, and ασθμα, asthma.]
Opposing the asthma.
A remedy for the asthma.
A quadruped that feeds upon ants. This animal has no teeth, but a snout or muzzle, with a long cylindrical tongue. The body is covered with long hair. There are several species, constituting the genus Myrmecophaga, ant-eaters. – Encyc.
AN'TE, or AN'TA, n.
A pilaster. In heraldry, ante denotes that the pieces are let into one another, in the manner there expressed, as by dove-tails, rounds, swallow-tails, &c. – Encyc.
A Latin preposition, the Gr. αντι, Sax. and Goth. and; much used in the composition of English words, especially in words from the Latin and Greek languages. It signifies before in place, in front; hence opposite, contrary; and figuratively, before in time. The Latin ante is generally used in the sense of before, and the Greek αντι, in that of opposite or in the place of.
AN'TE-ACT, n. [ante and act.]
A preceding act.
Being before or in front. – Fleming.
ANTE-BELLUM, adv. [L.]
Before the war.
AN-TE-CE-DA'NE-OUS, a. [Infra.]
Antecedent; preceding in time. – Owen.
AN-TE-CEDE, v.t. [ante and cedo, to go. See Cede.]
To go before in time; to precede. – Hale.
The act or state of going before in time; precedence. In astronomy, an apparent motion of a planet toward the west, or contrary to the order of the signs. – Encyc.
The act or state of going before.
Going before in time; prior; anterior; preceding; as, an event antecedent to the Deluge.
That which goes before in time; hence in writings, that which precedes in place. In grammar, the noun to which a relative or other substitute refers; as, Solomon was the prince, who built the Temple. In logic, the first of two propositions in an enthymeme, or argument of two propositions; as, if the sun is fixed, the earth mus move. Here the first and conditional proposition is the antecedent; the second, the consequent. – Watts. In mathematics, the first of two terms of a ratio, or that which is compared with the other. – Encyc.
Previously; at a time preceding.
AN-TE-CES'SOR, n. [L. whence Ancestor. See Antecede.]
- One who goes before; a leader; a principal. It was formerly a title given to those who excelled in any science; to professors of civil law; and in the universities of France, the teachers of law take the title in their theses.
- One that possessed land before the present possessor. – Brady.