Poker. a fixed but arbitrary stake put into the pot by each player before the deal.
an amount of money paid in advance to insure an individual’s share in a joint business venture.
Informal. an individual’s share of the total expenses incurred by a group.
Informal. the price or cost of something.
Poker. to put (one’s initial stake) into the pot.
to produce or pay (one’s share) (usually followed by up):
He anted up his half of the bill.
Poker. to put one’s initial stake into the pot.
Informal. to pay (usually followed by up).
Almost six years after the deadly quake, little of the money pledged to rebuild the broken city has been anted up.
Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L’Aquila After The Quake Barbie Latza Nadeau November 17, 2014
Unten′antable, not fit to be tenanted or inhabited; Unten′anted, not occupied.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various
He is not familiar with scenes where hundreds of dollars are anted up.
Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume VIII (of 20) Charles Sumner
the gaming stake put up before the deal in poker by the players
(informal) a sum of money representing a person’s share, as in a syndicate
(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
to place (one’s stake) in poker
(usually foll by up) (informal, mainly US) to pay
1838 (n.), 1846 (v.), American English poker slang, apparently from Latin ante “before,” from PIE *anti “facing opposite, near, in front of, before” (cf. Sanskrit antah “end, border, boundary,” Hittite hanti “opposite,” Greek anta, anten “opposite,” anti “over against, opposite, before;” Old Lithuanian anta “on to;” Gothic anda “along;” Old English and- “against;” German ent- “along, against”), from root *ant- “front, forehead.”
penny ante, up the ante
antecubital antecubital an·te·cu·bi·tal (ān’tē-kyōō’bĭ-tl) adj. In front of the elbow. Historical Examples Subcostal crossveins: in Odonata, are between subcosta and media on the basal side of the first antecubital. Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith
- Anterior lacrimal crest
anterior lacrimal crest anterior lacrimal crest n. A vertical ridge on the frontal process of the upper jaw that forms part of the medial margin of the eye socket.
- Anterior limiting ring
anterior limiting ring anterior limiting ring n. The periphery of the cornea thickened by a bundle of circular connective and elastic fibers, in front or in the termination of the limiting layer of cornea. Also called Schwalbe’s ring.
- Anterior lingual gland
anterior lingual gland anterior lingual gland n. One of the tubuloacinar mixed glands situated behind the tip of the tongue on each side of the frenulum. Also called apical gland.