Dictionary Results for antecedent


1. antecedent - noun

· someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

Synonym(s): ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, root

Hypernym(s): relative, relation




2. antecedent - noun

· a preceding occurrence or cause or event

Hypernym(s): cause




3. antecedent - noun

· anything that precedes something similar in time; "phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"

Synonym(s): forerunner

Hypernym(s): temporal_relation




4. antecedent - noun

· the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun

Hypernym(s): referent




5. antecedent - adjective

· preceding in time or order

Antonym(s): subsequent





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