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Dictionary entry overview: What does antedate mean?
• ANTEDATE (verb)
The verb ANTEDATE has 2 senses:
1. be earlier in time; go back further
2. establish something as being earlier relative to something else
Familiarity information: ANTEDATE used as a verb is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||antedate [BACK TO TOP]|
Be earlier in time; go back further
Verbs of being, having, spatial relations
Stone tools precede bronze tools
Something ----s something
|Sense 2||antedate [BACK TO TOP]|
Establish something as being earlier relative to something else
Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
Hypernyms (to "antedate" is one way to...):
Somebody ----s something
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