Antiquity is defined as the time in history that preceded the Middle Ages.(noun)
An example of someone familiar from the period of Antiquity is Constantine the Great.
The definition of antiquity refers to the state of being old.(noun)
An example of something that is in a state of antiquity is a very old car.
Antiquity refers to a long ago time.(noun)
An example of a time that could be referred to as antiquity is the early 1900's.
See antiquity in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. antiquities
Origin: ME & OFr antiquite < L antiquitas < antiquus: see antique
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noun pl. an·tiq·ui·ties
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a person who lived before the Flood. —antediluvian, adj.
an interest in the customs, art, and social structure of earlier peoples and civilizations. —antiquarian, n., adj.
the field of description of antiquities. —archaeographical, adj. —archaeographer, n.
the scientific study of human remains and artifacts. —archaeologist, archeologist, n.—archeologie, archaeologic, archeological, archaeological, adj.
the study of the language and culture of ancient Assyria. —Assyriologist, n. —Assyriological, adj.
the principles or style of classic art or literature. —classicist, n.
the study of ancient Egyptian language, history, and culture. —Egyptologist, n. —Egyptological, adj.
the deciphering and interpreting of ancient inscriptions. —epigraphist, epigrapher, n. —epigraphic, epigraphical, adj.
the study of Etruscan civilization, especially its artifacts and language. —Etruscologist, n.
Ancient Greek culture and ideals. —Hellenist, n.
Rare. the research and composition of treatises about relics. —lipsanographer, n.
the study of mummies.
the study of ancient writings, including inscriptions. —paleographer, palaeographer, n. —paleographic, palaeographic, adj. papyrology the study of ancient writings on papyrus. —papyrologist, n.
a person who lived after the Flood. —post-diluvian, adj.
the policies and actions distinctive of ancient Rome.
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