Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Before a meal, especially before dinner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Preceding dinner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to the time before dinner; occurring before dinner.

Etymologies

ante- +‎ prandial (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At night, in your slippers and without a collar, with a pipe in your mouth and a good book in your hand, a solitary glass of whisky and soda is eminently desirable; but the anteprandial cocktail needs the sparkle of conversation. '

    The Explorer

  • Mrs. Sylvester and Eve both protested laughingly against this somewhat heartless view of the case; and after declining an offer of the back seats of the carriage, which was already waiting at the door to take Mrs. Sylvester and her daughter for their anteprandial drive in the Park, and expressing their regret that they had not seen Charles, uncle and nephew took their leave together.

    A Comedy of Masks A Novel

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