HyperDic: antecedent

English > 5 senses of the word antecedent:
NOUNperson antecedent, ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, rootsomeone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
eventantecedenta preceding occurrence or cause or event
relationantecedent, forerunneranything that precedes something similar in time
communicationantecedentthe referent of an anaphor
ADJECTIVEallantecedentpreceding in time or order
antecedent > pronunciation
Soundsae.nteh'sahdahnt; ae.ntihsiy'dahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > antecedent: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningpreceding in time or order.
Narroweranterior, priorEarlier in time
anticipatory, prevenientIn anticipation
preexistent, pre-existent, preexisting, pre-existingExisting previously or before something
See alsoprecedingExisting or coming before
OppositesubsequentFollowing in time or order
Spanishantecedente, previo
Catalanantecedent, previ
Nounsantecedence, antecedencypreceding in time
antecedentthe referent of an anaphor
antecedenta preceding occurrence or cause or event
antecedentsomeone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
antecedentanything that precedes something similar in time
Adverbsantecedentlyat an earlier time or formerly
English > antecedent: 5 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent).
Synonymsancestor, ascendant, ascendent, root
NarrowerancestressA woman ancestor
forebear, forbearA person from whom you are descended
forefather, father, sireThe founder of a family
foremotherA woman ancestor
progenitor, primogenitorAn ancestor in the direct line
Broaderrelative, relationA person related by blood or marriage
Oppositedescendant, descendentA person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
Spanishancestra, ancestro, antecesor, antepasada, antepasado, ascendente, ascendiente, progenitor
Catalanancestre, antecessor, ascendent, avantpassat, progenitor
Adjectivesantecedentpreceding in time or order
English > antecedent: 5 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA preceding occurrence or cause or event.
Broadercauseevents that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
Spanishantecedente
Catalanantecedent
Adjectivesantecedentpreceding in time or order
Verbsantecedebe earlier in time
English > antecedent: 5 senses > noun 3, relation
MeaningAnything that precedes something similar in time.
Example"phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"
Synonymforerunner
Broadertemporal relationA relation involving time
Spanishantecedente, precursor
Catalanantecedent
Adjectivesantecedentpreceding in time or order
English > antecedent: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningThe referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun.
BroaderreferentSomething referred to
Spanishantecedente
Catalanantecedent
Adjectivesantecedentpreceding in time or order

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