[ an-tee ]
/ ˈæn ti /
Poker. a fixed but arbitrary stake put into the pot by each player before the deal.
an amount of money paid in advance to insure an individual's share in a joint business venture.
Informal. an individual's share of the total expenses incurred by a group.
Informal. the price or cost of something.
verb (used with object), an·ted or an·teed, an·te·ing.
Poker. to put (one's initial stake) into the pot.
to produce or pay (one's share) (usually followed by up): He anted up his half of the bill.
verb (used without object), an·ted or an·teed, an·te·ing.
Poker. to put one's initial stake into the pot.
Informal. to pay (usually followed by up).
Origin of ante
1830–40, Americanism; independent use of ante-
Words nearby ante
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British Dictionary definitions for anteed
/ (ˈæntɪ) /
the gaming stake put up before the deal in poker by the players
informal a sum of money representing a person's share, as in a syndicate
up the ante informal to increase the costs, risks, or considerations involved in taking an action or reaching a conclusionwhenever they reached their goal, they upped the ante by setting more complex challenges for themselves
verb -tes, -teing, -ted or -teed
to place (one's stake) in poker
(usually foll by up) informal, mainly US to pay
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