Definition of antepast in English:

antepast

noun

  • In extended use. A sample of something to come; a foretaste, especially of the joys of heaven.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). Probably from Italian antipasto antipasto, with loss of the final vowel, perhaps after repast.

Pronunciation

antepast

/ˈantɪpɑːst//ˈantɪpast/