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Antarctic Circle an imaginary line drawn around the earth parallel to the equator and north of the South Pole.
Antarctic Ocean the waters surrounding Antarctica at the southern confluence of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans.
Antares a red binary star in the constellation Scorpius, having a combined magnitude of 1.0.
ant bear a large, toothless, ant-eating mammal with a long snout, a sticky, extendable tongue, and a long shaggy tail; great anteater. [2 definitions]
ante in poker, an amount of money that a player must put into play before seeing his or her cards. [3 definitions]
ante- before; earlier than. [2 definitions]
anteater any of several toothless mammals such as the aardvark and pangolin that feed mainly on ants or termites by means of a long, sticky tongue.
antebellum in or of the period prior to a war, esp. the American Civil War. (Cf. postbellum.)
antecede to go before in time, or to be higher in rank or place.
antecedence the act of going before, or the state of being ahead; precedence.
antecedent occurring before; previous. [4 definitions]
antechamber a small room that acts as a waiting room or entryway to a larger room; anteroom.
antedate to be earlier than; precede in time. [3 definitions]
antediluvian of the period before the Flood told of in the Bible. [4 definitions]
antelope any of several ruminant mammals of Africa or Asia, having long legs and long, hollow horns. [3 definitions]
ante meridiem see "A.M."
antenna a metal device that sends or receives electromagnetic signals. [2 definitions]
antepenult the third from last syllable in a word, such as "get" in "forgetfulness".
antepenultimate the third item from the end in a series, esp. a syllable in a word; antepenult. [2 definitions]
anterior located near or at the front. (Cf. posterior.) [2 definitions]
anteroom a small room that acts as an entry to a larger room; waiting room.