EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANTE
I confess that, when I beheld you in the ante room, I blushed for my past forgetfulness.
By instinct, I suppose, I drifted towards my ante bellum quarters.
One (called Chipadzi's) has been already mentioned (see p. 75, ante).
If it was a bid for him to raise the ante, Morgan was starting off on a lame leg, he said.
These books contain the record kept by the Kirm-ul-Ktibn, (Ante p. 141).
The play or 'ante' to the game was fifty cents, with no limit.
No. 1 then has the right to straddle the ante, and he may stake two pence.
If (b) he accept his cards, he must stake a sum at least twice the amount of ante.
Ante is the last to look at his cards, or in other words, has the last say.
C, who has the right to straddle the ante does not do so, so no other player may.
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."