a cavern; cave.

Origin of antre

1595–1605; < Middle French < Latin antrum. See antrum Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for antre

cavern, cavity, chamber, den, hollow, subterrane

Examples from the Web for antre

Historical Examples of antre

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

  • 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



archaic a cavern or cave

Word Origin for antre

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