[ an-tuh-nee ]

  1. Mark Marcus Antonius, 83?–30 b.c., Roman general: friend of Caesar; member of the second triumvirate and rival of Octavian.

  2. a male given name.

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How to use Antony in a sentence

  • I understood, Mr. Clifton, that you were the solicitor employed to wind up the affairs of the late Mr. Antony Clifton.

    First Plays | A. A. Milne
  • I can see now the happy ruminating smile which came so often on my Uncle Antony's face in those latter months.

    First Plays | A. A. Milne
  • He contrived, it was said, to be at once as rich as Croesus and as riotous as Mark Antony.

  • Antony and Cleopatra had been captured and brought into the dining-room, where they were to spend the winter in a glass bowl.

    The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
  • In less than two minutes the cranium of Mark Antony Figgins was as smooth and destitute of hair as a bladder of lard.

British Dictionary definitions for Antony


/ (ˈæntənɪ) /

  1. 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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