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Antedate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AN'TEDATE, n. [Infra.] Prior date; a date antecedent to another.
AN'TEDATE, v.t. [L. ante, and datum, given. See Date.]
1. To date before the true time; thus, to antedate a deed or a bond is to express a date anterior to the true time of its execution.
2. To anticipate; to take before the true time.
And antedate the bliss above.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools" [syn: predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate] [ant: follow, postdate]
2: establish something as being earlier relative to something else [syn: predate, antedate, foredate] [ant: postdate]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 15th century a date assigned to an event or document earlier than the actual date of the event or document II. transitive verb Date: 1572 1. a. to date as of a time prior to that of execution b. to assign to a date prior to that of actual occurrence 2. archaic anticipate 3. to precede in time

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v.tr. 1 exist or occur at a date earlier than. 2 assign an earlier date to (a document, event, etc.), esp. one earlier than its actual date. --n. a date earlier than the actual one.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Antedate An"te*date`, n. 1. Prior date; a date antecedent to another which is the actual date. 2. Anticipation. [Obs.] --Donne.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Antedate An"te*date`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Antedated; p. pr. & vb. n. Antedating.] 1. To date before the true time; to assign to an earlier date; thus, to antedate a deed or a bond is to give it a date anterior to the true time of its execution. 2. To precede in time. 3. To anticipate; to make before the true time. And antedate the bliss above. --Pope. Who rather rose the day to antedate. --Wordsworth.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Date before the true time, date back, date earlier than the fact. 2. Anticipate, forestall, foretaste, experience beforehand.

Moby Thesaurus

announce, antecede, anticipate, backdate, be before, be dated, be early, bear date, come before, date, date at, date-stamp, dateline, datemark, foredate, forerun, go before, herald, lag, make a date, misdate, mistime, postdate, precede, precurse, predate, preexist, proclaim, set the date, update, usher in




 


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