Definition of Antique

1. Noun. An elderly man.

Exact synonyms: Gaffer, Old Geezer, Old-timer, Oldtimer
Generic synonyms: Graybeard, Greybeard, Methuselah, Old Man



2. Verb. Shop for antiques. "In the summer they like to go out and antique"; "We went antiquing on Saturday"
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Browse, Shop

3. Adjective. Made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age. "The beautiful antique French furniture"
Similar to: Old
Derivative terms: Antiquity

4. Noun. Any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity.
Generic synonyms: Antiquity
Derivative terms: Antiquate

5. Verb. Give an antique appearance to. "Antique furniture"
Exact synonyms: Antiquate
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

6. Adjective. Out of fashion. "Outmoded ideas"
Exact synonyms: Demode, Ex, Old-fashioned, Old-hat, Outmoded, Passe, Passee
Similar to: Unfashionable, Unstylish
Derivative terms: Old-fashionedness

7. Adjective. Belonging to or lasting from times long ago. "The antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness"
Exact synonyms: Age-old
Similar to: Old
Derivative terms: Antiquity, Antiquity

Definition of Antique

1. a. Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome.

2. n. In general, anything very old; but in a more limited sense, a relic or object of ancient art; collectively, the antique, the remains of ancient art, as busts, statues, paintings, and vases.

Definition of Antique

1. Adjective. Old, used especially of furniture and household items; out of date. ¹

2. Noun. An old piece of furniture, household item, or other similar item. ¹

3. Noun. (context: figuratively mildly pejorative) An old person. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To shop for antiques; to search for antiques. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To make an object appear to be an antique in some way. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antique

1. to give an appearance of age to [v -TIQUED, -TIQUING, -TIQUES]

Medical Definition of Antique

1. 1. Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome. "For the antique world excess and pride did hate." (Spenser) 2. Old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of time; of old fashion; antiquated; as, an antique robe. "Antique words." 3. Made in imitation of antiquity; as, the antique style of Thomson's "Castle of Indolence." 4. Odd; fantastic. [In this sense, written antic. Synonym: Ancient, antiquated, obsolete, antic, old-fashioned, old. See Ancient. Origin: F, fr. L. Antiquus old, ancient, equiv. To anticus, from ante before. Cf. Antic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antique

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Literary usage of Antique

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1850)
"antique Calf, or antique Morocco, tooled edges fcap. ... antique Calf Calf, gilt edges for Domestic — Calf, gilt edges London: BELL AND DALDY, 186. ..."

2. The Classical Heritage of the Middle Ages by Henry Osborn Taylor (1901)
"On the other hand, the antique spirit ceases utterly ; it is replaced by the more ... Speaking more particularly, the antique sense of form and proportion, ..."

3. The Mediaeval Mind: A History of the Development of Thought and Emotion in by Henry Osborn Taylor (1919)
"They will master what they can of the antique education which has been brought to them. But even as it was no part of their forefathers' lives, ..."

4. The Classical Heritage of the Middle Ages by Henry Osborn Taylor (1911)
"The antique in Mediaeval Art The art of pagan antiquity is carried over to the Middle Ages through the Christian antique art of Italy and the Romanized ..."

5. The Classical Heritage of the Middle Ages by Henry Osborn Taylor (1901)
"The antique in Mediaeval Art The art of pagan antiquity is carried over to the Middle Ages through the Christian antique art of Italy and the Romanized ..."

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