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[ an-tuh ]
/ ˈæn tə /
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noun, plural an·tae [an-tee], /ˈæn ti/, an·tas.Architecture.
a rectangular pier or pilaster formed by thickening the end of a masonry wall, and in a classical temple marking one boundary of the portico.
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Origin of anta

First recorded in 1660–70; from Latin antae (plural noun only) “pilasters, square pilasters”; see also in antis

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ANTA
[ an-tuh ]
/ ˈæn tə /

noun
a privately supported organization, chartered by Congress in 1935, for the encouragement and advancement of professional and nonprofessional theater.

Origin of ANTA

A(merican)N(ational)T(heatre and)A(cademy)
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British Dictionary definitions for anta

anta
/ (ˈæntə) /

noun plural antae (ˈæntiː)
architect a pilaster attached to the end of a side wall or sometimes to the side of a doorway
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