Definition for AN'TE

AN'TE, prep.

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.

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