An antique room with antique furniture.
- The definition of antique is a car that is greater than 25 years old.
An example of an antique car would be a 1966 Ford Mustang.
- Antique means things that are old or not of a contemporary nature.
An example of something that is antique is a piece of jewelry that belonged to your great grandmother.
- In accordance with U.S. Customs laws, an antique is defined as a material item made at least 100 years ago.
An example of an antique is an ornate chair from 1875.
- of ancient times; ancient; old
- out-of-date; old-fashioned
- in the style of classical antiquity
- of, or in the style of, a former period
- dealing in antiques
Origin of antiqueFrench from Classical Latin antiquus, ancient, old from ante, before
- anything from ancient times; relic
- the ancient style, esp. of Greek or Roman sculpture, architecture, etc.
- a piece of furniture, silverware, etc. made in a former period, generally more than 100 years ago
transitive verb-·tiqued′, -·tiqu′ing
- Belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period: antique furniture. See Synonyms at old.
- Of or belonging to ancient times, especially of, from, or characteristic of ancient Greece or Rome.
- a. Relating to or dealing in antiques.b. Having the appearance of an antique.
- Old-fashioned; outdated: wore a suit of rather antique appearance.
- An object having special value because of its age, especially a domestic item or piece of furniture or handicraft esteemed for its artistry, beauty, or period of origin.
- The style or manner of ancient times, especially that of ancient Greek or Roman art: an admirer of the antique.
verban·tiqued, an·tiqu·ing, an·tiques
Origin of antiqueFrench from Latin antīquus ; see ant- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative antiquer, superlative antiquest)
- Old, used especially of furniture and household items; out of date.
- An old piece of furniture, household item, or other similar item.
- (figuratively, mildly pejorative) An old person.
(third-person singular simple present antiques, present participle antiquing, simple past and past participle antiqued)
- (intransitive) To shop for antiques; to search for antiques.
- To make an object appear to be an antique in some way.