Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Ukrainian
      • Home Country:
      • Belarus
      • Current Location:
      • Ukraine

    • Join Date: Feb 2011
    • Posts: 425
    #1

    ante

    What does "ante" mean in these sentences?

    1) Whether we fail to understand our enemy or refuse to see his ante and raise him is irrelevant at this point.

    2) A prospective intern appears at my office door wearing a micro-skirt displaying bronzed legs, her pretty face framed in a blunt, platinum coif."Don't you look fabulous," I say in my best motherly voice, whereupon she sees my ante and raises me several chips of self-awareness.

    "Oh, thanks, I'm a big fan of Paris Hilton."

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,843
    #2

    Re: ante

    This link should help, especially the explanation of what an "ante" is.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #3

    Re: ante

    "Ante" and "raise" are references to poker and similar gambling games. An "ante" is an amount of money necessary to participate in the hand and a "raise" is an increase in the bet. Metaphorically, an "ante" is something you put forth to another and a "raise" is a response to his/her reaction.

Similar Threads

  1. up the ante
    By unpakwon in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-Oct-2011, 17:27
  2. ante meridiem and post meridiem
    By MsNyree in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 27-Apr-2010, 06:33

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •