before the creation of the world.
“existing or happening before the creation of the world,” 1731; see ante- + mundane.
prenatal: an antenatal clinic. Historical Examples But deep within her the antenatal thing that lay here had a dream. Dreams Olive Schreiner The reminiscence of some antenatal incarnation of his own soul? The Martian George Du Maurier It was as if her folding arms had been his antenatal hiding-place; as if she had brought him […]
of or relating to the Christian church or period before the Nicene Council of a.d. 325. Historical Examples The attitude of the church in the post-Nicene period differs from that in the ante-Nicene in two important respects. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3 Various Protestants can as little bear its ante-Nicene as its […]
a that immediately precedes another: Three is the antenumber of four.
before marriage. Historical Examples antenuptial, an-te-nupsh′al, adj. before nuptials or marriage. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various The first question that arises is as to the condition of this contract under evidence—this antenuptial contract. The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12) Robert G. Ingersoll That leaves us without […]