a prefix meaning “before,” used in the formation of compound words: anteroom; antebellum; antedate.
Origin of ante-
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British Dictionary definitions for ante-
before in time or position; previous to; in front ofantedate; antechamber
Word Origin for ante-
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Medicine definitions for ante-
Prior to; earlier:antenatal.
In front of; before:antebrachium.
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