verb (used with object), an·ted or an·teed, an·te·ing.
verb (used without object), an·ted or an·teed, an·te·ing.
- ante meridiem,
- ante up,
Origin of ante
verb -tes, -teing, -ted or -teed
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."