verb (used with object), an·ted or an·teed, an·te·ing.
verb (used without object), an·ted or an·teed, an·te·ing.
Origin of ante
Origin of ante-
Examples from the Web for ante
Contemporary Examples of ante
Joseph LaRocca says some companies are upping the ante in terms of fending off return fraudsters.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks
December 19, 2014
The second upped the ante, taking aim at “cray,” “jelly,” “literally,” “teehee,” and “totes.”Feminist, Bae, Turnt: Time’s ‘Worst Words’ List Is Sexist and Racist
November 13, 2014
Hoenig, apparently wanting to continue being booked on Fox News, felt the need to up the anti-Muslim ante.The Fox News Apology Tour
October 1, 2014
You can up the ante even more by signing a contract agreeing to pay a pal $20 every time you skip Pilates.4 Science-Backed Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out
September 13, 2014
The ante has been upped and now things are getting kind of fun.I Took The One ‘Hour Of Code’ Challenge
December 12, 2013
Historical Examples of ante
I confess that, when I beheld you in the ante room, I blushed for my past forgetfulness.Calderon The Courtier
By instinct, I suppose, I drifted towards my ante bellum quarters.Southern Lights and Shadows
One (called Chipadzi's) has been already mentioned (see p. 75, ante).Impressions of South Africa
If it was a bid for him to raise the ante, Morgan was starting off on a lame leg, he said.Trail's End
George W. Ogden
These books contain the record kept by the Kirm-ul-Ktibn, (Ante p. 141).The Faith of Islam
verb -tes, -teing, -ted or -teed
Word Origin for ante-
1838 (n.), 1846 (v.), American English poker slang, apparently from Latin ante "before," from PIE *anti "facing opposite, near, in front of, before" (cf. Sanskrit antah "end, border, boundary," Hittite hanti "opposite," Greek anta, anten "opposite," anti "over against, opposite, before;" Old Lithuanian anta "on to;" Gothic anda "along;" Old English and- "against;" German ent- "along, against"), from root *ant- "front, forehead."
word-forming element meaning "before, in front of; previous, existing beforehand; introductory to," from Latin ante (prep. and adv.) "before, in front of, opposite," used in combinations, from PIE *anti "facing opposite, near, in front of, before" (see ante).