Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AN-TE-PAS'CHAL – AN'THER-DUST
Pertaining to the time before Easter. – Nelson.
AN-TE-PAST, n. [ante, before, and pastum, fed.]
A foretaste; something taken before the proper time.
AN-TE-PE-NULT', n. [L. ante, before, pene, almost, and ultimus, last.]
The last syllable of a word, except two; as, syl in syllable.
Pertaining to the last syllable but two.
ANT-EP-I-LEP'TIC, a. [αντι, against, and επιληπτικος, epileptic, from επιλαμβανω, to seize.]
Resisting or curing epilepsy.
A remedy for the epilepsy. – Encyc. Coxe.
AN-TE-PO-SI'TION, n. [s as z. L. ante, before, and position, from pono, to place.]
In grammar, the placing of a word before another, which, by ordinary rules, ought to follow it.
AN-TE-PRE-DIC'A-MENT, n. [ante and predicament.]
A preliminary question in logic to illustrate the doctrine of predicaments and categories; a question which is to be first known. – Encyc.
AN-TE'RI-OR, a. [L.]
- Before in time or place; prior; antecedent; preceding in time.
- Before or in front in place.
The state of being anterior, preceding or in front; a state of being before in time, or situation.
AN'TE-ROOM, n. [ante and room.]
A room before or in front of another. – Darwin.
AN'TES, n. [plur. L.]
Pillars of large dimensions that support the front of a building.
AN-TE-STAT'URE, n. [ante and stature.]
In fortification, a small retrenchment or work formed of palisades, or sacks of earth. – Encyc.
AN-TE-STOM'ACH, n. [ante and stomach.]
A cavity which leads into the stomach, as the crop in birds. – Ray.
The nave in a church. [Obs.]
AN-TE-VERT', v.t. [L. anteverto.]
To prevent. [Not in use.] – Hall.
AN-TE-VIR-GIL'I-AN, a. [αντι, and Virgil.]
A term given to Tull's new husbandry, or method of horse hoeing. – Encyc.
AN-THEL-MIN'TIC, a. [αντι, against, and ελμινς, a worm.]
Good against worms.
A remedy for worms in the intestines. – Encyc. Coxe.
AN'THEM, n. [Gr. αντι, against, and ὑμνος, a hymn, from ὑμνεω, to sing. See Hymn.]
A hymn sung in alternate parts; but in modern usage, a sacred tune or piece of music set to words, taken from the Psalms or other parts of the Scriptures, first introduced into church service in Elizabeth's reign. – Encyc.
Camomile. – Tate.
In the manner of an anthem; alternately. – Bacon.
AN'THER, n. [anthera, a flowery plant, from the Greek ανθηρος, flowery, from ανθος, a flower.]
In botany, the summit or top of the stamen, elevated by means of the filament or thread. It contains the pollen, or fertilizing dust, which, when mature, is emitted for the impregnation of the ovary. It is called by Ray, the apex, and by Malpighi, the capsula staminis. – Milne. Martyn.
Pertaining to anthers. Asiat. Res. 4, 404.
The dust or pollen of an anther.