meaning of antique

antique meaning in General Dictionary

generally anything very old but in a more limited good sense a relic or object of old art collectively the classic the stays of ancient art as busts statues paintings and vases

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  • owned by or lasting from times way back when
  • produced in or typical of the earlier days and appreciated for its age
  • out of fashion
  • look for collectibles
  • give an old-fashioned look to
  • an elderly man
  • any furniture piece or decorative object or perhaps the love manufactured in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity
  • Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an old-fashioned statue. In this feeling it typically refers to the flourishing many years of Greece and Rome.
  • Old, as respects the current age, or today's amount of time; of old manner; antiquated; as, an old-fashioned robe.
  • Made in imitation of antiquity; since, the classic model of Thomson's "Castle of Indolence."
  • Odd; fantastic.
  • overall, anything earliest pens; but in a far more limited feeling, a relic or item of old art; collectively, the antique, the continues to be of ancient art, as busts, statues, paintings, and vases.

antique meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1530s, "aged, venerable," from center French antique "old" (14c.), from Latin antiquus (later anticus) "ancient, previous, of olden times; old, long in existence, elderly; venerable; conventional," from PIE *anti in feeling of "before" (see ante) + *okw- "appearance" (see attention (n.)). Initially pronounced in English like its parallel antic, but French pronunciation and spelling were followed from c.1700.

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  • "a vintage and collectible thing," 1771, from traditional (adj.).
  • "to offer an antique look to," 1896, from classic (adj.). Related: Antiqued; antiquing.

antique - French to English

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antique meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; because, a classic statue. In this sense it usually is the flourishing many years of Greece and Rome.

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  • (a.) Old, as respects the present age, or today's time frame; of old manner; antiquated; since, a classic gown.
  • (a.) built in replica of antiquity; since, the antique model of Thomson's "Castle of Indolence."
  • (a.) Odd; great.
  • (a.) As a whole, everything very old; however in a more restricted good sense, a relic or object of ancient art; collectively, the classic, the stays of ancient art, as busts, statues, paintings, and vases.

Sentence Examples with the word antique

The former, on the other hand, has an enlightened conception of Elohim; the Deity, though grand, is a lifeless figure; several antique ideas are nevertheless preserved.

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