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(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. (sports) forward

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Norman[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. (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]

Adverb[edit]

avant

  1. beforehand; earlier

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar 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