meaning of avant

avant meaning in General Dictionary

the leading of an army Obs See Van

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  • The front of an army. [Obs.] See Van.

avant meaning in Etymology Dictionary

French, literally "before," in various terms lent into English, matching to Italian avanti, both from Latin abante, a mixture of ab "from" (see ab-) and ante "before" (see ante).

avant - French to English


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  • previously
  • before

Sentence Examples with the word avant

Gonino and Conant); a romance, Une Princesse indienne avant la conquete (1888); A travers les forets vierges (1890); and Manuscrit Ramirez: Histoire de l'origine des Indiens qui habitent la Nouvelle Espagne scion leurs traditions (1903).

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