Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AN'TIC – AN-TIC'I-PA-TO-RY
AN'TIC, a. [From Fr. antique; L. antiquus; It. antico; a sense derived from the grotesque figures of antiques.]
Odd; fanciful; as, antic tricks.
- A buffoon or merry Andrew; one that practices odd gesticulations. – Shak.
- Odd appearance; fanciful figure. – Spenser.
- In architecture, sculpture and painting, such pieces as were made by the ancients; usually written antique, and pronounced anteek, but without any good reason.
To make antic. – Shak.
AN-TI-CA-CHEC'TIC, a. [Gr. αντι, and καχεκτης, of an ill habit of body.]
Curing or tending to cure an ill habit of the constitution. – Johnson.
A medicine that tends to correct an ill habit of body. – Coxe.
Opposed to feeding on flesh.
AN-TI-CA-TAR'RHAL, a. [αντι, against, and καταρῥοος, a catarrh.]
Good against catarrh.
A remedy for catarrh. – Coxe.
AN-TI-CAU-SOT'IC, a. [Gr. αντι, against, and καυσος, a burning fever.]
Good against a burning fever.
A remedy for a burning fever. – Coxe.
Dr. Johnson prefers Ante-chamber, which see. But ante and anti are the same word in different dialects; and have the same radical signification. [See Ante.]
AN'TI-CHRIST, n. [Gr. αντι, against, and Christ.]
A great adversary of Christ; the man of sin; described 1 John ii. 18. 2 Thess. ii. Rev. ix. Protestants generally suppose this adversary to be the Papal power; and some divines believe that, in a more general sense, the word extends to any persons who deny Christ or oppose the fundamental doctrines of Christianity. – Encyc. Brown. Buck.
Pertaining to Antichrist; opposite to or opposing the Christian religion.
A follower of Antichrist; one opposed to the Christian religion.
Opposition or contrariety of the Christian religion.
Opposition or contrariety to Christianity.
To seduce from Christianity.
AN-TICH'RO-NISM, n. [Gr. αντι, and χρονος, time.]
Deviation from the true order of time. Selden.
AN-TIC'I-PATE, v.t. [L. anticipo, of ante, before, and capio, to take.]
- To take or act, before another, so as to prevent him; to take first possession.
- To take before the proper time; as, the advocate has anticipated that part of his argument.
- To foretaste or foresee; to have a previous view or impression of something future; as, to anticipate the pleasures of an entertainment; to anticipate the evils of life.
- To prevent by crowding in before; to preclude. Johnson. [This sense is essentially included in the first.]
Taken before; foretasted; foreseen; precluded; prevented.
Taking before; foretasting; precluding; preventing.
- The act of taking up, placing, or considering something before the proper time, in natural order; prevention.
- Foretaste; previous view or impression of what is to happen afterward; as, the anticipation of the joys of heaven. The happy anticipation of a renewed existence in company with the spirits of the just. – Thodey.
- Previous notion; preconceived opinion, produced in the mind, before the truth is known; slight previous impression.
- The attack of a fever before the usual time. – Coxe.
- In music, the obtrusion of a chord upon a syncopated note, to which it forms a discord. – Busby.
Ono who anticipates.
Taking before the time. – More.