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antedate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antedate  \An"te*date`\,  n. 
  1.  Prior  date;  a  date  antecedent  to  another  which  is  the 
  actual  date. 
 
  2.  Anticipation.  [Obs.]  --Donne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antedate 
  v  1:  be  earlier  in  time;  go  back  further  [syn:  {predate},  {precede}, 
  {forego},  {antecede}]  [ant:  {postdate}] 
  2:  establish  something  as  being  earlier  relative  to  something 
  else  [syn:  {predate},  {foredate}]  [ant:  {postdate}] 




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