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ante

play
noun an·te \ˈan-tē\

Definition of ante

  1. 1 :  a poker stake usually put up before the deal to build the pot <the dealer called for a dollar ante>

  2. 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 in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of ante

ante-


First Known Use: 1821


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ante

verb an·te

Definition of ante

anted

anteing

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

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  pay up —often used with up

Examples of ante in a sentence

  1. Did everyone at the table ante?

  2. Everyone anted up a dollar.

1775

First Known Use of ante

1775


ante-

prefix an·te

Definition of ante-

  1. 1 a :  prior :  earlier <antedate> b :  anterior :  forward <anteroom>

  2. 2 :  prior to :  earlier than <antediluvian>

Origin and Etymology of ante-

Middle English, from Latin, from ante before, in front of; akin to Old English and- against, Greek anti before, against — more at end



ANTE Defined for English Language Learners

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ante

play
noun an·te \ˈan-tē\

Definition of ante for English Language Learners

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


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ante

verb an·te

Definition of ante for English Language Learners

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


ante-

prefix an·te

Definition of ante- for English Language Learners

  • : before or earlier

  • : in front of


ANTE- Defined for Kids

ante-

prefix an·te \ˈan-ti\

Definition of ante- for Students

  1. 1 :  before in time :  earlier

  2. 2 :  in front of <anteroom>



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