Definition of Antedate

1. Verb. Be earlier in time; go back further. "Stone tools precede bronze tools"




2. Verb. Establish something as being earlier relative to something else.
Exact synonyms: Foredate, Predate
Generic synonyms: Chronologise, Chronologize
Antonyms: Postdate

Definition of Antedate

1. n. Prior date; a date antecedent to another which is the actual date.

2. v. t. 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.

Definition of Antedate

1. Verb. To occur before an event or time; to exist further back in time ¹

2. Verb. To assign a date to a document or action earlier than the actual date; to backdate ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antedate

1. to be of an earlier date than [v -DATED, -DATING, -DATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antedate

antecipate
antecipated
antecipates
antecipating
antecipation
antecipations
anteclypeus
antecommunion
antecubital
antecubital space
antecursor
antecursors
anted
antedate (current term)
antedated
antedates
antedating
antediluvial
antediluvian
antediluvian patriarch
antediluvians
anteed
antefact
antefacts
antefebrile
antefix
antefixa
antefixae

Literary usage of Antedate

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1. Language and the Study of Language: Twelve Lectures on the Principles of by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Conceptions antedate their names. Reason of a name historical, and founded in convenience, not necessity. Insignificance of derivation. ..."

2. Painting, Sculpture and Architecture as Representative Arts; an Essay in by George Lansing Raymond (1895)
"Modes of Expression in Architecture and Music as Contrasted with Painting, Sculpture, and Poetry—The Germs of Music and Architecture antedate those of the ..."

3. The Greek Christian Poets and the English Poets by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1863)
"And antedate the wrong them may'st achieve me Against my will, by what my will allows ; Yet not without some sorrow, gentle house ! ..."

4. The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and by John Clark Ridpath (1899)
"There are not wanting scholars who hold that portions at least of the Kalevala antedate Homer and Hesiod, and probably go back as far as the days of David, ..."

5. Mind and Hand: Manual Training, the Chief Factor in Education by Charles Henry Ham (1900)
"... Learn Should Be Encouraged—The Effects of Manual Training Long antedate its Introduction to the Schools—Bacon's Definition of Education—Stephenson and ..."

6. Philosophy of the Great Unconscious by Samuel Eugene Stevens (1908)
"Did the phenomenon called matter, antedate and evolve mind, or did the phenomenon called mind antedate and evolve matter ? ..."

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