Antiquity Definition

ăn-tĭkwĭ-tē
antiquities
noun
antiquities
Ancient times, especially the times preceding the Middle Ages.
American Heritage
The early period of history, esp. before the Middle Ages.
Webster's New World
The people, especially the writers and artisans, of ancient times.
Inventions unknown to antiquity.
American Heritage
The quality of being ancient or old.
A statue of great antiquity.
Webster's New World
The quality of being old or ancient; considerable age.
A carving of great antiquity.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Antiquity

Noun

Singular:
antiquity
Plural:
antiquities

Origin of Antiquity

  • From Middle English antiquytee, from Old French antiquité, from Latin antiquitas, from antiquus; see antique, antic. Compare with French antiquité.

    From Wiktionary

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