antebellum
antebellum antebellum adj. 1. belonging to a period before a war, especially the American Civil War. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Antebellum — is an expression derived from Latin that means before war ( , before, and , war ). In United States history and historiography, antebellum is commonly used, in lieu of pre Civil War, in reference to the period of increasing sectionalism that led… …   Wikipedia

  • Antebellum — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Antebellum es una palabra latina que significa antes de la guerra . En Estados Unidos el término antebellum se refiere al periodo en que se incrementó el secesionismo por parte de los Estados Confederados de América …   Wikipedia Español

  • Antebellum — est un mot anglais d’origine latine signifiant « avant la guerre » (ante : avant, bellum : guerre). Dans l’Histoire américaine et l’historiographie de ce pays, le nom Antebellum est souvent utilisé (et plus spécialement dans… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Antebellum — (engl.) kommt aus dem Lateinischen und bedeutet wörtlich „vor dem Krieg“. In den Vereinigten Staaten bezeichnet der Begriff die Periode vor dem Sezessionskrieg (1861–1865). In der Architektur wird Antebellum auch für den in den Südstaaten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • antebellum — (adj.) also ante bellum, from Latin phrase ante bellum, lit. before the war; in U.S., usually in reference to the American Civil War (1861 65); first attested in a June 14, 1862, entry in Mary Chesnut s diary …   Etymology dictionary

  • antebellum — ☆ antebellum [an΄tē bel′əm, an΄tibel′əm ] adj. [L ante bellum] before the war; specif., before the American Civil War …   English World dictionary

  • antebellum — adjective a) Of the time period prior to a war. A renewed sense of national pride arose in Hitlers antebellum Germany. b) In the United States of America, of the period prior to the American Civil War, especially in reference to the culture of… …   Wiktionary

  • antebellum — nonmodern onmodern adj. 1. not modern; of or characteristic of an earlier time. Opposite of {modern}. [Narrower terms: {antebellum}; {fogyish, mossgrown, mossy, stick in the mud(prenominal), stodgy old fashioned}; {medieval, mediaeval, gothic};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antebellum — adj. Antebellum is used with these nouns: ↑era, ↑slavery …   Collocations dictionary

  • antebellum —    (AN tee BEL lum) [Latin: before the war] In existence before the war; usually used in reference to the period before the American Civil War of 1861–1865.    Many of the elegant plantation houses in the deep South are preserved as examples of… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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