English dictionary definition of:



  • someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  • a preceding occurrence or cause or event
  • anything that precedes something similar in time
  • the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun


  • preceding in time or order


ancestor   ascendant   ascendent   forerunner   root  

Spellzone course content

View spelling list Prefixes: ante or anti? and learn about the word antecedent in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 23. Prefixes: when letters need changing..

Scrabble score for antecedent

Scrabble score = 13

Please note that scrabble only allows seven tiles to be placed at once.

generated at 03:12:18 on 13-03-20

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