ante-


a prefix meaning “before,” used in the formation of compound words: anteroom; antebellum; antedate.

Origin of ante-

< Latin, prefixal form of preposition and adv. ante (see ancient1); akin to Greek antí, Old English and- against, toward, opposite. See answer, and, anti-

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ante-

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British Dictionary definitions for ante-

ante-

prefix

before in time or position; previous to; in front ofantedate; antechamber

Word Origin for ante-

from Latin
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Medicine definitions for ante-

ante-

pref.

Prior to; earlier:antenatal.
In front of; before:antebrachium.
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