Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun anterior

1 sense of anterior

Sense 1
front tooth, anterior -- (a tooth situated at the front of the mouth; "his malocclusion was caused by malposed anteriors")
       => tooth -- (hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense)

Antonyms of adj anterior

2 senses of anterior

Sense 1
anterior (vs. posterior) -- (of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body)

posterior (vs. anterior) -- (located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure)
        => back (prenominal), hind (prenominal), hinder (prenominal) -- (located at or near the back of an animal; "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass")
        => caudal -- (situated in or directed toward the part of the body from which the tail arises; "caudal fins"; "the caudal end of the body")
        => retral -- (at or near or toward the posterior)

Sense 2
anterior, prior (prenominal) -- (earlier in time)

INDIRECT (VIA antecedent) -> subsequent -- (following in time or order; "subsequent developments")

Similarity of adj anterior

2 senses of anterior

Sense 1
anterior (vs. posterior) -- (of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body)
       => frontal -- (belonging to the front part; "a frontal appendage")
       => frontal -- (of or adjacent to the forehead or frontal bone; "the frontal lobes")
       => prefrontal -- (anterior to a frontal structure; "a prefrontal bone"; "prefrontal lobes")
          Also See-> front#1

Sense 2
anterior, prior (prenominal) -- (earlier in time)
       => antecedent (vs. subsequent) -- (preceding in time or order)

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