antre

[ an-ter ]
/ ˈæn tər /
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noun

a cavern; cave.

Nearby words

  1. antony and cleopatra,
  2. antony, mark,
  3. antonym,
  4. antonymous,
  5. antonyms,
  6. antrectomy,
  7. antrim,
  8. antro-,
  9. antroduodenectomy,
  10. antron

Origin of antre

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

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Examples from the Web for 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

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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