it, and applied especially to a circle, distant from the pole 23° 28&min. Thus we say the antarctic pole,
circle, ocean, region, current, etc.
(||An*ta"res) n. [Gr. similar to + Mars. It was thought to resemble Mars in color.] The principal
star in Scorpio: called also the Scorpion's Heart.
(Ant`ar*thrit"ic) a. [Pref. anti- + arthritic.] (Med.) Counteracting or alleviating gout. n.
A remedy against gout.
(Ant`asth*mat"ic) a. [Pref. anti- + asthmatic.] (Med.) Opposing, or fitted to relieve,
asthma. n. A remedy for asthma.
(Ant"-bear`) n. (Zoöl.) An edentate animal of tropical America living on ants. It belongs to the
(Ant" bird) (Zoöl.) See Ant bird, under Ant, n.
(Ant"-cat`tle) n. pl. (Zoöl.) Various kinds of plant lice or aphids tended by ants for the sake
of the honeydew which they secrete. See Aphips.
(An"te-) A Latin preposition and prefix; akin to Gr. 'anti`, Skr. anti, Goth. and-, anda- AS. and-
, ond-, (only in comp.: cf. Answer, Along), G. ant-, ent- The Latin ante is generally used in the sense
of before, in regard to position, order, or time, and the Gr. 'anti` in that of opposite, or in the place of.
(An"te), n. (Poker Playing) Each player's stake, which is put into the pool before (ante) the game
(An"te), v. t. & i. To put up (an ante).
(An"te*act`) n. A preceding act.
(An"te*al) a. [antea, ante, before. Cf. Ancient.] Being before, or in front. [R.] J. Fleming.
(Ant"-eat`er) n. (Zoöl.) One of several species of edentates and monotremes that feed upon
ants. See Ant-bear, Pangolin, Aard-vark, and Echidna.
(An`te*ce*da"ne*ous) a. [See Antecede.] Antecedent; preceding in time. "Capable of
antecedaneous proof." Barrow.
(An`te*cede") v. t. & i. [L. antecedere; ante + cedere to go. See Cede.] To go before in
time or place; to precede; to surpass. Sir M. Hale.
1. The act or state of going before in time; precedence. H. Spenser.
2. (Astron.) An apparent motion of a planet toward the west; retrogradation.
(An`te*ced"en*cy) n. The state or condition of being antecedent; priority. Fothherby.
(An`te*ced"ent) a. [L. antecedens, -entis, p. pr. of antecedere: cf. F. antécédent.]
1. Going before in time; prior; anterior; preceding; as, an event antecedent to the Deluge; an antecedent
2. Presumptive; as, an antecedent improbability.