ante

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1an·te

noun \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

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