Definitions for: Antique


[n] any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity
[n] an elderly man
[adj] out of fashion; "a suit of rather antique appearance"; "demode (or outmoded) attire"; "outmoded ideas"
[adj] belonging to or lasting from times long ago; "age-old customs"; "the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness"
[adj] made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age; "the beautiful antique French furniture"
[v] give an antique appearance to; "antique furniture"
[v] shop for antiques; "We went antiquing on Saturday"



Webster (1913) Definition: An*tique", a. [F., fr. L. antiquus old, ancient,
equiv. to anticus, from ante before. Cf. Antic.]
1. Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue.
In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of
Greece and Rome.

For the antique world excess and pride did hate.
--Spenser.



2. Old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of
time; of old fashion; antiquated; as, an antique robe.
``Antique words.'' --Spenser.

3. Made in imitation of antiquity; as, the antique style of
Thomson's ``Castle of Indolence.''

4. Odd; fantastic. [In this sense, written antic.]

Syn: Ancient; antiquated; obsolete; antic; old-fashioned;
old. See Ancient.


An*tique", n. [F. See Antique, a. ]
In general, anything very old; but in a more limited sense, a
relic or object of ancient art; collectively, the antique,
the remains of ancient art, as busts, statues, paintings, and
vases.

Misshapen monuments and maimed antiques. --Byron.

Synonyms: age-old, antiquate, demode, gaffer, mossback, old, old geezer, old-fashioned, old-hat(p), oldtimer, old-timer, out of fashion, outmoded, passe, passee, unfashionable, unstylish

See Also: alter, antiquity, browse, change, graybeard, greybeard, Methuselah, old man, shop

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