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 antres

cavern, cavity, chamber, den, hollow, antre, subterrane

Examples from the Web for antres

Historical Examples of antres

  • He took up the Zoology of Pliny, and pursued his accounts of “Antres vast, and men whose heads do grow beneath their shoulders.”

    Olla Podrida

    Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)

British Dictionary definitions for antres



archaic a cavern or cave

Word Origin for antre

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