Definitions for: Ante

[n] (in poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot
[v] place one's stake, in a poker game

Webster (1913) Definition: An"te- ([a^]n"t[-e]-).
A Latin preposition and prefix; akin to Gr. 'anti`, Skr.
anti, Goth. and-, anda- (only in comp.), AS. and-, ond-,
(only in comp.: cf. Answer, Along), G. ant-, ent- (in
comp.). 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 begins.

An"te, v. t. & i.
To put up (an ante).

See Also: back, bet, bet on, gage, game, punt, stake, stake, stakes, wager

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