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ante

[an-tee] /ˈæn ti/
noun
1.
Poker. a fixed but arbitrary stake put into the pot by each player before the deal.
2.
an amount of money paid in advance to insure an individual's share in a joint business venture.
3.
Informal. an individual's share of the total expenses incurred by a group.
4.
Informal. the price or cost of something.
verb (used with object), anted or anteed, anteing.
5.
Poker. to put (one's initial stake) into the pot.
6.
to produce or pay (one's share) (usually followed by up):
He anted up his half of the bill.
verb (used without object), anted or anteed, anteing.
7.
Poker. to put one's initial stake into the pot.
8.
Informal. to pay (usually followed by up).
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; independent use of ante-
Can be confused
ante, ante-, anti-, auntie.
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British Dictionary definitions for anteed

ante

/ˈæntɪ/
noun
1.
the gaming stake put up before the deal in poker by the players
2.
(informal) a sum of money representing a person's share, as in a syndicate
3.
(informal) up the ante, to increase the costs, risks, or considerations involved in taking an action or reaching a conclusion whenever they reached their goal, they upped the ante by setting more complex challenges for themselves
verb -tes, -teing, -ted, -teed
4.
to place (one's stake) in poker
5.
(usually foll by up) (informal, mainly US) to pay
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Word Origin and History for anteed
ante
1838 (n.), 1846 (v.), Amer.Eng. poker slang, apparently from L. ante "before," from PIE *anti "facing opposite, near, in front of, before" (cf. Skt. antah "end, border, boundary," Hittite hanti "opposite," Gk. anta, anten "opposite," anti "over against, opposite, before;" O.Lith. anta "on to;" Goth. anda "along;" O.E. and- "against;" Ger. ent- "along, against").
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Slang definitions & phrases for anteed

ante

Related Terms

penny ante, up the ante


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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