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antecedent   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˏæntәˋsidNt 〕


〔 ˏæntiˊsiːdәnt 〕

Overview of noun antecedent

The noun antecedent has 4 senses

  • ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root -- (someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent))

  • antecedent -- (a preceding occurrence or cause or event)

  • antecedent, forerunner -- (anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience")

  • antecedent -- (the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun)

Overview of adj antecedent

The adj antecedent has 1 sense

  • antecedent -- (preceding in time or order)