to go before, in time, order, rank, etc.; precede:
Shakespeare antecedes Milton.
We know of a certainty, however, that the patron saints of individuals did not antecede those of the Church itself.
Elements of Folk Psychology Wilhelm Wundt
(transitive) to go before, as in time, order, etc; precede
early 15c., from Latin antecedere “to go before” (see antecedent). Related: Anteceded; anteceding.
a chamber or room that serves as a waiting room and entrance to a larger room or an apartment; anteroom. Contemporary Examples Once inside the school cafeteria, which served as an antechamber, each candidate had his own booth. The Bizarro World Of Iowa’s GOP Convention Ben Jacobs June 22, 2014 Historical Examples When he had […]
a room or hall before the entrance to a . Historical Examples antechapel, an′te-cha-pl, n. the outer part of the west end of a college chapel. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various “I will see you stand together—you and your henchman,” she said to Rozel, and moved on to the antechapel, […]
an enclosed space in front of the of a church. noun the part of a church in front of the choir, usually enclosed by screens, tombs, etc
before Christ. Abbreviation: A.C.