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antre

[an-ter]
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noun
  1. a cavern; cave.
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Origin of antre

1595–1605; < Middle French < Latin antrum. See antrum
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Related Words

caverncavitychamberdenhollowantresubterrane

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Historical Examples

  • Note the antithesis in the same line, antre de rois, Louvre de voleurs.

    La Lgende des Sicles

    Victor Hugo

  • Antre is a generic term for cave, and as trou means hole, the word antrou is also equivalent to old hole.

    Archaic England

    Harold Bayley


British Dictionary definitions for antre

antre

noun
  1. archaic a cavern or cave
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Word Origin

C17: from French, from Latin antrum, from Greek antron
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