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1ante

noun an·te \ˈan-tē\

: the amount of money that a player must bet at the beginning of play in a poker game

Full Definition of ANTE

1
:  a poker stake usually put up before the deal to build the pot <the dealer called for a dollar ante>
2
a :  cost, price <these improvements would raise the ante>
b :  risk, stakes <the new law ups the ante on tax cheats>
c :  a level (as of achievement or intensity) regarded especially as a goal or standard <the film ups the ante on special effects>

Examples of ANTE

  1. <the base price is $500, but any additional repairs will up the ante>

Origin of ANTE

ante-
First Known Use: 1821

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce

Rhymes with ANTE

2ante

verb

: to pay the amount of money required to start play in a poker game

an·tedan·te·ing

Full Definition of ANTE

transitive verb
:  to put up (an ante); also :  pay, produce —often used with up
intransitive verb
:  pay up —often used with up

Examples of ANTE

  1. Did everyone at the table ante?
  2. Everyone anted up a dollar.

First Known Use of ANTE

1775

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce

Rhymes with ANTE

May 29, 2015
bodacious Hear it
unmistakable, remarkable, or voluptuous
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