anti- +

(Latin: before; used as a prefix)

Don't confuse this anti- ("before") with the anti- which means "against, opposed to".

anticipant (adjective), more anticipant, most anticipant
1. Coming or acting in advance: "The clouds are anticipant of a storm."
2. Expectant; anticipating: "The team was anticipant of victory.
anticipatable (adjective), more anticipatable, most anticipatable
1. A reference to the expectation of an advanced thought, discussion, or treatment to.
2. Capable of looking forward to (an obligation) before a due date.
3. A descriptive term for foreseeing and dealing with in advance.
4. Referring to having taken some action before another one; often in order to stop or to counteract something.
anticipate (verb), anticipates; anticipated; anticipating
1. To realize beforehand; to look forward to: "Anticipating that a shortage of wheat would cause a rise in price, the family bought extra amounts of flour."
2. To expect; to look forward to; to be sure of: "Sabina anticipated a favorable decision."
3. To perform an action before another person has had time to act.
4. To answer a question, to obey a command, or to satisfy a request before it is made: "Todd anticipated the orders issued by the court."
5. To nullify, to prevent, or to forestall by taking countermeasures in advance: "The citizens were anticipating a military attack."
6. To consider or mention before the proper time: "The speaker was anticipating more difficult questions."
7. To be before (another) in doing, thinking, achieving, etc.: "Many modern inventions were anticipated by Leonardo da Vinci."
8. To pay money before it is due.
9. To think, speak, act, or to feel an emotional response in advance.
anticipation (s) (noun), anticipations (pl)
1. An expectation.
2. Foreknowledge, intuition, and presentiment.
3. The use or assignment of money; especially, from a trust fund, before it is legitimately available for use.
5. Music Introduction on a weak beat of one note of a new chord before the previous chord is resolved.
anticipatory (adjective), more anticipatory, most anticipatory
1. Relating to something that has been experienced or done in the expectation of a future event.
2. A reference to forecasting;
An older term for anterior.
antipasto (Italian)
1. Food that is served at the beginning of an Italian meal or as a snack.
2. A course of appetizers consisting of an assortment of foods, as olives, anchovies, sliced sausage, peppers, and artichoke hearts.
3. From early 17th century; Italian, "before food".

Related before-word units: ante-; antero-; pre-; pro-.