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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Abbreviated from avant-garde.

NounEdit

avant (plural avants)

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

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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin abante (before, in front of). Doublet of abans.

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AdverbEdit

avant

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

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

avant

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

PrepositionEdit

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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NounEdit

avant m (plural avants)

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

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdverbEdit

avant

  1. (Jersey) beforehand; earlier

PrepositionEdit

avant

  1. (Jersey) before

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NounEdit

avant m (plural avants)

  1. (Jersey, nautical) bow

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdverbEdit

avant

  1. beforehand; earlier

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DescendantsEdit

  • French: avant
  • Norman: avant

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EtymologyEdit

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

PrepositionEdit

avant

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