- 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.
- 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.
- Poker. to put one's initial stake into the pot.
- Informal. to pay (usually followed by up).
Origin of ante
Examples from the Web for antes
Historical Examples of antes
Antes me dejar cortar la lengua que aconsejar una bellaquera.
Antes recibir yo diez docenas10 de ellos que recomendar a un cristiano la administracin de tales medicinas.
Antes me rea de toda obra violenta, de las exageraciones de los hombres impetuosos, como de las brutalidades de los malvados.
Quintana's poem rang like a trumpet call over the land: "Antes la muerte que consentir jams ningn tirano!"Heroic Spain
Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
Las mas recentes noticias que tenian en Demeraria, antes de mi salida, eran medias tristes, medias alegres.Wanderings in South America
- 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
- to place (one's stake) in poker
- (usually foll by up) informal, mainly US to pay
Word Origin and History for antes
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."