MarkMarcus Antonius, 83?–30 b.c., Roman general: friend of Caesar; member of the second triumvirate and rival of Octavian.
a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • My uncle Antony presented him to me, as a gentleman he had a particular friendship for.

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  • Even Enobarbus is conquered at the last by Antony's noble magnanimity.

  • In the play, as Dr. Brandes sees, Antony takes on something of the "artist-nature."

  • The pomp of Antony's position, too, and his kingly personality pleased our poet.

  • From the first scene to the last Antony is a king of men by right divine of nature.

British Dictionary definitions for antony



Mark. Latin name Marcus Antonius. ?83–30 bc, Roman general who served under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars and became a member of the second triumvirate (43). He defeated Brutus and Cassius at Philippi (42) but having repudiated his wife for Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, he was defeated by his brother-in-law Octavian (Augustus) at Actium (31)
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Word Origin and History for antony


masc. proper name, from Latin Antonius, name of a Roman gens (see Anthony).

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