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ænˈtɪər i əran·te·ri·or

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. front tooth, anterior(adj)

    a tooth situated at the front of the mouth

    "his malocclusion was caused by malposed anteriors"

  2. anterior(adj)

    of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body

  3. anterior, prior(a)(adj)

    earlier in time


  1. anterior(Adjective)

    Before in place.

    Etymology: From anterior, comparative of ante

  2. anterior(Adjective)

    Before or earlier in time; prior to; preceding.

    Etymology: From anterior, comparative of ante

  3. anterior(Adjective)

    Nearer the forward end; nearer the head of an animal or the front of a human.

    Etymology: From anterior, comparative of ante

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anterior(adj)

    before in time; antecedent

  2. Anterior(adj)

    before, or toward the front, in place; as, the anterior part of the mouth; -- opposed to posterior


  1. Anterior

    Anterior was a five-piece metal band from Tredegar, Wales. They were signed to Metal Blade Records, although they were also approached by Manowar's Joey DeMaio. They released two albums through Metal Blade Records: This Age of Silence in 2007 and Echoes of the Fallen in 2011.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Anterior

    an-tē′ri-or, adj. before, in time or place: in front.—ns. Anterior′ity, Antē′riorness.—adv. Antē′riorly. [L.; comp. of ante, before.]


  1. Anterior

    in front; before; in Dip., that face of the leg which is visible from the front when the leg is laterally extended and bristles on that face are anterior. Anterior branch of third vein, in Diptera (Will.), = radius 4 (Comst.)."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anterior in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anterior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of anterior in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Si sólo el patito feo se había conocido su differentness sería un activo impresionante algún día, su vida anterior habría sido mucho más suave y agradable. Debemos ser felices si somos diferentes, porque es nuestras diferencias diferenciador que hará una gran diferencia en el mundo y avanzar en la humanidad. Es posible que un patito feo hoy ante los ojos de la sociedad, pero usted es el hermoso cisne blanco de la mañana. Usted es la estrella que hoy será mañana supernova, iluminando y deslumbrante universo como nunca antes. Disfrutar y celebrar su differentness hoy, y pensar acerca positvely -siempre mañana!

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