Antiquity meaning

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Something, such as an object or a relic, belonging to or dating from ancient times.
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Antiquity is defined as the time in history that preceded the Middle Ages.

An example of someone familiar from the period of Antiquity is Constantine the Great.

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The quality of being old or ancient; considerable age.

A carving of great antiquity.

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The quality of being ancient or old.

A statue of great antiquity.

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The early period of history, esp. before the Middle Ages.
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The definition of antiquity refers to the state of being old.

An example of something that is in a state of antiquity is a very old car.

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Antiquity refers to a long ago time.

An example of a time that could be referred to as antiquity is the early 1900's.

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The people, especially the writers and artisans, of ancient times.

Inventions unknown to antiquity.

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Ancient times; former ages; times long since past.

Cicero was an eloquent orator of antiquity.

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The ancients; the people of ancient times.
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(often constructed as an uncountable plural) A relic or monument of ancient times; as, a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution.
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State of being ancient or of ancient lineage.
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As a proper noun, usually used to refer to the period of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.
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Ancient times, especially the times preceding the Middle Ages.
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The people of ancient times.
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Origin of antiquity

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

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