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antre

[ an-ter ]
/ ˈæn tər /
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noun
a cavern; cave.
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Origin of antre

1595–1605; <Middle French <Latin antrum.See antrum
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How to use antre in a sentence

  • 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
  • Watch came, with his little scut of a tail cocked as sharp as duty, and I set him at the narrow mouth of the great snow antre.

    Lorna Doone|R. D. Blackmore
  • Note the antithesis in the same line, antre de rois, Louvre de voleurs.

British Dictionary definitions for antre

antre
/ (ˈæntə) /

noun
archaic a cavern or cave

Word Origin for antre

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