- The definition of an antedate is a date for a historical event or writing that is earlier than the previously established date.
- An example of an antedate is when a document was evaluated and found to have been written in 1250, not 1300 as originally thought.
- An example of an antidate is put a date on a check which is ealier than the actual date the check was written.
- To antedate is defined as be older than something else.
An example of someone who you may antedate is your child.
- Antedate is defined as appointing a specific date to something.
An example of something a scientist may antedate is a fossil.
antedate definition by Webster's New World
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transitive verb antedated, antedating
- to put a date on that is earlier than the actual date: to antedate a check
- to come or happen at an earlier date than; come before
- to make happen earlier; accelerate
- to set an earlier date for
- Archaic to anticipate
a date fixed for a historical event, writing, etc. that is earlier than the actual one
antedate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
transitive verb an·te·dat·ed, an·te·dat·ing, an·te·dates
- To be of an earlier date than; precede in time.
- a. To assign to a date earlier than that of the actual occurrence.b. To date as of a time before that of actual execution: antedate a contract; antedate a check.
A date given to an event or a document that is earlier than the actual date.
antedate - Business Definition
To assign a date to a document that is earlier than the document's actual execution. For example, a contract executed on June 25 is dated June 23. Also called predate.