- 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.
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- 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- out-of-date; old-fashioned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: French ; 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
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- Belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period. See Synonyms at old.
- Of or belonging to ancient times, especially of, from, or characteristic of ancient Greece or Rome.
- Of or dealing in antiques.
- Old-fashioned: 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.
Origin: French, from Latin antīquus; see ant- in Indo-European roots.
- an·tiqueˈly adverb
- an·tiqueˈness noun