antetype

[ an-tee-tahyp ]
/ ˈæn tiˌtaɪp /
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noun

an earlier form; prototype.

Nearby words

  1. anteroposterior diameter,
  2. anteros,
  3. anterosuperior,
  4. anterus,
  5. antesystole,
  6. anteversion,
  7. antevert,
  8. anth-,
  9. anthea,
  10. antheil

Origin of antetype

First recorded in 1605–15; ante- + type

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Examples from the Web for antetype

  • As he learnt to see through Nature to her antetype, so he learnt to see through physical beauty.

    William Blake|Charles Gardner
  • The spirit inherited from some remote Hambletonian antetype flames in his nostrils.



British Dictionary definitions for antetype

antetype

/ (ˈæntɪˌtaɪp) /

noun

an earlier form; prototype
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