avant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviated from avant-guard.

Noun[edit]

avant (plural avants)

  1. (obsolete) The front of an army; the vanguard.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French avant (before, prior in time, forward), from Vulgar Latin abante (before, in front of) (compare Classical Latin ante (before, in front of)), from Latin ab (of, from) + ante (before). More at ante.

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Adverb[edit]

avant

  1. beforehand; earlier
    Je l'avais fait avant. - I had done it beforehand.

Preposition[edit]

avant

  1. before (in time)
    Elle est arrivé un jour avant moi. - She arrived one day before me.
    Il faut se laver avant de manger. - You must wash before eating
    Tais-toi avant que je ne te tue. - Shut up before I kill you
  2. before (in space), in front of, ahead of

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Noun[edit]

avant m (plural avants)

  1. front
    l'avant d'une voiture
  2. (sports) forward

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French avant, from Vulgar Latin abante (before, in front of), from Latin ab (of, from) + ante (before).

Adverb[edit]

avant

  1. beforehand; earlier

Preposition[edit]

avant

  1. before

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Noun[edit]

avant m (plural avants)

  1. (nautical) bow

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Old French[edit]

Adverb[edit]

avant

  1. beforehand; earlier

Romansch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin abante, from Latin ab + ante, from Proto-Indo-European *ant- (front, forehead).

Preposition[edit]

avant

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Surmiran, Vallader) before, beforehand
  2. (Rumantsch Grischun, Surmiran, Vallader) ago