Definitions for ANTEˈæn ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•teˈæn ti(n.; v.)-ted; -teed, -te•ing.

  1. (n.)a fixed but arbitrary stake in poker put into the pot by each player before the deal.

    Category: Games

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

    Category: Informal

  3. the price or cost of something.

    Category: Informal

  4. (v.t.)(in poker) to put (one's initial stake) into the pot.

    Category: Games

  5. to produce or pay (one's share) (usu. fol. by up).

  6. (v.i.)(in poker) to put one's initial stake into the pot.

    Category: Games

  7. to pay (usu. fol. by up).

    Category: Informal

Origin of ante:

1830–40, Amer.; independent use of ante -


  1. a prefix meaning “happening before” (antediluvian), “located in front of” (anteroom).

    Category: Affix

Origin of ante-:

< L, prefixal form of prep. and adv. ante; akin to Gk antí, OE and- against, toward, opposite. See answer , and , anti -

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ante(verb)

    (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot

  2. ante(verb)

    place one's stake


  1. ante(Noun)

    In poker and other games, the contribution made by all players to the pot before dealing the cards.

  2. ante(Verb)

    To pay the ante in poker. Often used ante up.

  3. ante(Verb)

    To make an investment in money, effort, or time before knowing one's chances.

  4. Origin: From ante

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ante(noun)

    each player's stake, which is put into the pool before (ante) the game begins

  2. Ante

    to put up (an ante)


  1. Ante

    Ante is an unincorporated community located in Brunswick County, in the U.S. state of Virginia.

Anagrams of ANTE

  1. Etna, Nate, neat

  2. Etna

  3. Nate

Translations for ANTE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of) a soft leather made of deerskin or sheepskin.

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