ante-n; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: required initial monetary stakes in a betting card game, before receiving cards

Commentary: ANTE[+quantity][+money][+sum][+stakes][+required][+for_card_game]

The ante in our poker games is always 25 cents.
John put up the ante but folded his poker hand before the betting started.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1