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Definition of ante:

  1. 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.
  2. Each player's stake, which is put into the pool before ( ante) the game begins.
  3. To put up ( an ante).


fee, charge, price tag, game, cost, bet on, bet, gage, gambling, pot, stake, wager, damage, freight, figure, back, punt.

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