Definitions for antiquityænˈtɪk wɪ ti

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  1. antiquity(noun)

    the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe

  2. ancientness, antiquity(noun)

    extreme oldness

  3. antiquity(noun)

    an artifact surviving from the past

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  1. antiquity(Noun)

    Ancient times; former ages; times long since past

    Cicero was an eloquent orator of antiquity.

  2. antiquity(Noun)

    The ancients; the people of ancient times.

    That such pillars were raised by Seth all antiquity has avowed. --Sir W. Raleigh.

  3. antiquity(Noun)

    An old gentleman.

    You are a shrewd antiquity, neighbor Clench. --B. Jonson.

  4. antiquity(Noun)

    A relic or monument of ancient times; as, a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution.

  5. Antiquity(Noun)

    As a proper noun, usually used to refer to the period of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.

    Cicero was an eloquent orator of antiquity.

  6. Origin: From antiquytee, from antiquité, from antiquitas, from antiquus; see antique, antic. Compare with French antiquité.

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  1. Antiquity(noun)

    the quality of being ancient; ancientness; great age; as, a statue of remarkable antiquity; a family of great antiquity

  2. Antiquity(noun)

    old age

  3. Antiquity(noun)

    ancient times; former ages; times long since past; as, Cicero was an eloquent orator of antiquity

  4. Antiquity(noun)

    the ancients; the people of ancient times

  5. Antiquity(noun)

    an old gentleman

  6. Antiquity(noun)

    a relic or monument of ancient times; as, a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution. [In this sense, usually in the plural.]

  7. Origin: [L. antiquitas, fr. antiquus: cf. F. antiquit. See Antique.]

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  1. Antiquity

    Antiquity is an academic journal dedicated to the subject of archaeology. It publishes four editions a year, covering topics worldwide from all periods. Its current editor is Martin Carver, Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of York. Antiquity is owned by The Antiquity Trust, a registered charity founded in 1927 by the English archaeologist O. G. S. Crawford. Its trustees presently include Warwick Bray, Barry Cunliffe and Colin Renfrew.


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