What does predate mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term predate:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate(verb)

    be earlier in time; go back further

    "Stone tools precede bronze tools"

  2. precede, predate(verb)

    come before

    "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"

  3. raven, prey, predate(verb)

    prey on or hunt for

    "These mammals predate certain eggs"

  4. predate, antedate, foredate(verb)

    establish something as being earlier relative to something else

Webster Dictionary

  1. Predate(verb)

    to date anticipation; to affix to (a document) an earlier than the actual date; to antedate; as, a predated deed or letter

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Predate

    prē-dāt′, v.t. to date before the true date: to date by anticipation: to be earlier than.

Anagrams for predate »

  1. Red tape

  2. Retaped


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of predate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of predate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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