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.

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

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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