(An*te`ri*or"i*ty) n. [LL. anterioritas.] The state of being anterior or preceding in time or in situation; priority. Pope.

(An*te"ri*or*ly) adv. In an anterior manner; before.

(An"te*ro-) A combining form meaning anterior, front; as, antero-posterior, front and back; antero-lateral, front side, anterior and at the side.

(An"te*room) n. A room before, or forming an entrance to, another; a waiting room.

(An"tes) n. pl. Antæ. See Anta.

(An`te*stat"ure) n. (Fort.) A small intrenchment or work of palisades, or of sacks of earth.

(An"te*stom`ach) n. A cavity which leads into the stomach, as in birds. Ray.

(An"te*tem`ple) n. The portico, or narthex in an ancient temple or church.

(An`te*ver"sion) n. [Pref. ante- + L. vertere, versum, to turn.] (Med.) A displacement of an organ, esp. of the uterus, in such manner that its whole axis is directed further forward than usual.

(An`te*vert") v. t. [L. antevertere; ante + vertere to turn.]

1. To prevent. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.

2. (Med.) To displace by anteversion.

(Ant*hel"ion) n.; pl. Anthelia [Pref. anti + Gr. sun.] (Meteor.) A halo opposite the sun, consisting of a colored ring or rings around the shadow of the spectator's own head, as projected on a cloud or on an opposite fog bank.

(Ant"he*lix) n. (Anat.) Same as Antihelix.

(An`thel*min"tic) a. [Pref. anti- + Gr. "e`lmins, - inqos, worm, esp. a tapeworm, or mawworm..] (Med.) Good against intestinal worms.n. An anthelmintic remedy. [Written also anthelminthic.]

(An"them) n. [OE. antym, antefne, AS. antefen, fr. LL. antiphona, fr. Gr. 'anti`fwna, neut. pl. of 'anti`fwnon antiphon, or anthem, n. neut., from 'anti`fwnos sounding contrary, returning a sound; 'anti` over against + fwnh` sound, voice: the anthem being sung by the choristers alternately, one half- choir answering the other: cf. OF. anthaine, anteine, antieune, F. antienne. See Antiphon.]

1. Formerly, a hymn sung in alternate parts, in present usage, a selection from the Psalms, or other parts of the Scriptures or the liturgy, set to sacred music.

2. A song or hymn of praise. Milton.

(An"them), v. t. To celebrate with anthems. [Poet.]

Sweet birds antheming the morn.

|| Anthemion
(An*the"mi*on) [ fr. Gr. 'anqemi`s flower.] A floral ornament. See Palmette.

(||An"the*mis) n. [Gr. 'anqemi`s, equiv. to 'a`nqos flower; an herb like our chamomile.] (Bot.) Chamomile; a genus of composite, herbaceous plants.

(An"them*wise`) adv. Alternately. [Obs.] Bacon.

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