avant

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See also: Avant, avànt, avânt, and avant-

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviated from avant-garde.

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avant (plural avants)

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

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Adverb[edit]

avant

  1. forward, ahead, onward
    Synonym: endavant
    Antonym: endarrere

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French avant, from Old French avant (before, prior in time, forward), from Late Latin ab ante (before, in front of), from Latin ab (from) + ante (before).

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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)
    Antonym: après
    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
    Antonym: après

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  • Haitian Creole: anvan

Noun[edit]

avant m (plural avants)

  1. front
    l'avant d'une voitureThe front of a car.
  2. (sports) forward

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Etymology[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

avant

  1. beforehand; earlier

Preposition[edit]

avant

  1. before

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin ab ante, from Latin ab + ante.

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avant

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