Antre

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Antre A cavern.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n antre A cavern; a cave.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Antre an′tėr a cave or grotto.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. antre, L. antrum, fr. Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.; L. antrum, a cave.

Usage

In literature:

There are prim portraits of queens and princes, monks in contemplation, and holy people in antres vast and deserts idle.
"Castilian Days" by John Hay
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In poetry:

Enter, thy star is out,
Traverse nor faint nor doubt
Earth's antres wild,
Thou shalt find good and rest
As found the Magi blest
That divine Child.
"The White Moon Wasteth" by Jean Ingelow