Antique meaning

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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.

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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.

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To hunt or shop for antiques.
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Of or belonging to ancient times, especially of, from, or characteristic of ancient Greece or Rome.
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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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Belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period.

Antique furniture.

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Of ancient times; ancient; old.
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Old-fashioned; outdated.

Wore a suit of rather antique appearance.

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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.
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Out-of-date; old-fashioned.
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In the style of classical antiquity.
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Of, or in the style of, a former period.
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Dealing in antiques.
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Anything from ancient times; relic.
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The ancient style, esp. of Greek or Roman sculpture, architecture, etc.
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A piece of furniture, silverware, etc. made in a former period, generally more than 100 years ago.
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To make look antique, as in the style of a former period.
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To look for or shop for antique furniture, articles, etc.
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Old, used especially of furniture and household items; out of date.
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An old piece of furniture, household item, or other similar item.
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(figuratively, mildly pejorative) An old person.
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(intransitive) To shop for antiques; to search for antiques.
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To make an object appear to be an antique in some way.
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The style or manner of ancient times, especially that of ancient Greek or Roman art.

An admirer of the antique.

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To give the appearance of an antique to.

Antiqued an oak chest.

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Origin of antique

  • French from Latin antīquus ant- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French antique (“ancient, old”), from Latin antiquus (“former, earlier, ancient, old”), from ante (“before”); see ante- and antic.

    From Wiktionary