The definition of an antedate is a date for a historical event or writing that is earlier than the previously established date.(noun)
To antedate is defined as be older than something else.(verb)
An example of someone who you may antedate is your child.
Antedate is defined as appointing a specific date to something.(verb)
An example of something a scientist may antedate is a fossil.
See antedate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See antedate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb an·te·dat·ed, an·te·dat·ing, an·te·dates
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