KJV Dictionary Definition: ant
AN'T, in old authors, is a contraction of an it, that is if it. See An.
AN'TE. A Latin preposition, Gr.; much used in the composition of English words, especially in words from the Latin and Greek languages. It signifies before in place, in front; hence opposite, contrary; and figuratively, before in time. The Latin ante is generally used in the sense of before, and the Greek, in that of opposite, or in the place of.
AN'TES, n. plu. L. Pillars of large dimensions that support the front of a building.