Ante meaning

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The definition of an ante is the chosen amount that is gambled by each player at the beginning of a poker game.

An example of an ante in poker may be a beginning amount of $200.

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An ante is defined as an amount of money paid prior to a business venture so that the payer's participation in the venture is definite.

An example of an ante would be 1 million dollars deposited in an account intended to be used for a group's attempt at beginning a new corporation.

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An ante is one person's portion of a whole group's expenses.

An example of an ante is the $40 one person may owe on a dinner bill totaling $250 for the group.

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To pay (money or a fee).

Let's ante the entry fee.

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Before. Before in time, order, or position; in front of. See also post.
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To ante is defined as to put in the beginning amount of money required at the start of a poker game.

An example of someone who has to ante is a player who wants to enter a poker game and who puts $100 on the table to do so.

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To ante means to pay.

An example of someone who must ante up is a person who owes others money.

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(games) The stake that each poker player must put into the pool before receiving a hand or before receiving new cards.
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A price to be paid, especially as one's share; cost.
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(games) To put (one's stake) into the pool in poker.
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(games) To put one's stake into the pool in poker.

Don't look at your cards until everyone has anted.

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To pay for something.

Anted for the tickets.

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Prior to; earlier.

Antenatal.

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In front of; before.

Anteroom.

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(poker) The stake that each player must put into the pot before receiving cards.
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(informal) The amount one must pay as one's share.
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(informal) To pay (one's share)
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Before, prior (to)

Antecede, ante-Victorian.

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Before, in front (of)

Anteroom, antepenult.

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A price or cost, as in up the ante.
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(poker) In poker and other games, the contribution made by all players to the pot before dealing the cards.
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To pay the ante in poker. Often used ante up.
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To make an investment in money, effort, or time before knowing one's chances.
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(poker) To put in (one's ante)
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  • to ante; pay
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of ante

  • < L ante, before

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Latin from ante before ant- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin before ant- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ante (“before”)

    From Wiktionary