Antepast An"te*past, n. [Pref. ante- + L. pastus pasture, food. Cf. {Repast}.] A foretaste. [1913 Webster]

Antepasts of joy and comforts. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • antepast — /an ti past /, n. Archaic. a foretaste; appetizer. [1580 90; ANTE + L pastus food (orig. ptp. of pascere to feed), equiv. to pas feed + tus ptp. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

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  • antepast — an·te·past …   English syllables

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