Definition of Antiquity

1. Noun. The historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe.




2. Noun. Extreme oldness.
Exact synonyms: Ancientness
Generic synonyms: Oldness
Derivative terms: Ancient, Ancient, Antique

3. Noun. An artifact surviving from the past.
Generic synonyms: Artefact, Artifact
Specialized synonyms: Antique, Relic, Roman Building, Stela, Stele
Derivative terms: Antique

Definition of Antiquity

1. n. The quality of being ancient; ancientness; great age; as, a statue of remarkable antiquity; a family of great antiquity.

Definition of Antiquity

1. Noun. As a proper noun, usually used to refer to the period of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. ¹

2. Noun. Ancient times; former ages; times long since past ¹

3. Noun. The ancients; the people of ancient times. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) An old gentleman. ¹

5. Noun. (often constructed as an uncountable plural) A relic or monument of ancient times; as, a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antiquity

1. [n -TIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Antiquity

antiquely
antiqueness
antiquer
antiquers
antiques
antiques shop
antiquest
antiquey
antiquing
antiquist
antiquists
antiquitarian
antiquitarians
antiquities
antiquity (current term)
antirabbinic
antirabbinical
antirabbit
antirabies
antirabies serum
antirachitic
antirachitic vitamins
antirachitics
antiracing
antiracism
antiracisms
antiracist
antiracists
antiracketeering

Literary usage of Antiquity

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

1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"4 antiquity of the common law.—Much wit and some serious argument have been ... "Our English lawyers, prone to magnify the antiquity like the other merits ..."

2. A Manual of Historical Literature: Comprising Brief Descriptions of the Most by Charles Kendall Adams (1889)
"It is now the best general history of antiquity we have. The first volume is devoted to the Egyptians and the great powers that had their abode in the ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"The first, Babylon, has resulted in pushing the historic period back to a much greater antiquity. The other country, the prehistoric occupation of which has ..."

4. The Contemporary Review (1878)
"BOOKS AND MONUMENTS BEARING UPON FIGURED REPRESENTATIONS OF antiquity, ... but alas ! temporary assemblage of treasures of art and antiquity, many series of ..."

5. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"Trafalgar Square, on May 22, on the Present State of the Question of the antiquity of Man, when the following papers will be read :—Prof. ..."

6. Catholic Socialism by Francesco Saverio Nitti (1895)
"Ancient Socialism and Modern Writers—Social Conflicts of antiquity and Socialism—Socialism and Democracy are Modern Phenomena—Ancient Democracies—Terms of ..."

7. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1877)
"With a Preface by the Hon. WE GLADSTONE. With Maps, Colorea Platts, Views, and Cuts representing several hundred objects of antiquity ..."

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