antemeridian, antemeridiem (A.M.)
1. Of or belonging to the forenoon or "morning".
2. Before midday; applicable to the hours between midnight and the following noon.
1. Tending to check vomiting.
2. A medicine of this nature.
Before or immediately preceding death.
antemundane, ante-mundane (adjective)
; more antemundane, more ante-mundane; most antemundane, most ante-mundane
Pertaining to being or taking place before the creation of the world.
antemural (s) (noun)
, antemurals (pl)
A strong high fortification of a castle or fortress that has turrets for defense of the entrance: The castle had a trench with an antemural structure that could help those inside protect themselves from attackers.
Referring to a condition that occurs or exists before birth: Florence made sure that she had the best antenatal care possible before her baby was born.
Relating to events before a marriage: Margaret and Michael had an antenuptial agreement as to when and where their wedding would take place.
antenuptial agreement (s) (noun)
, antenuptial agreements (pl)
A written contract between two people who are about to marry, setting out the terms of possession of assets, treatment of future earnings, control of the property of each, and potential division if the marriage is later dissolved: An antenuptial agreement is fairly common if either or both parties have substantial assets, children from a previous marriage, potential large inheritances, or high incomes; which they feel should be provided for.
1. Referring to or relating to the time just before birth; especially, the period of labor before a baby is delivered.
2. Occurring or existing before childbirth; such as, the prenatal or antepartum period.
antependium (s) (noun)
, antependia (pl)
A decorative cloth that hangs on the front of an altar, pulpit, or lectern; such as, a covering made of silk or a painted panel.
antepenult (s) (noun)
, antepenults (pl)
1. The third from the last syllable of a word: The antepenult
is stressed as in the words get
in the word an•te•di•lu
•vi•an; and ter
2. Etymology: from Latin ante-
, "before" + penult
, "next to the last syllable in a word".
Antepenult should be considered the part of a word that precedes the penult, "next to the last syllable" from Late Latin antepaenultima.
antepenultimate (s) (noun)
, antepenultimates (pl)
Anything that is the third from the end; especially, a syllable in a word: The antepenultimate stressed unit in the word immortality is tal, as in im-mor-tal-i-ty.
Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again.
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