avant

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See also: Avant, avànt, and avânt

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviated from avant-garde

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 Late 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(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    The front of a car.
  2. (sports) forward

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

avant

  1. (Jersey) beforehand; earlier

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avant

  1. (Jersey) before

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Noun[edit]

avant m (plural avants)

  1. (Jersey, nautical) bow

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin abante (before, in front of), from Latin ab (of, from) + ante (before).

Adverb[edit]

avant

  1. beforehand; earlier

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin abante, from Latin ab + ante, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ent- (front, forehead).

Preposition[edit]

avant

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