Definitions for archaicɑrˈkeɪ ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antediluvian, antiquated, archaic(adj)

    so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

    "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas"; "archaic laws"

  2. archaic, primitive(adj)

    little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type

    "archaic forms of life"; "primitive mammals"; "the okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe"

Wiktionary

  1. archaic(Noun)

    A general term for the prehistoric period intermediate between the earliest period (u2018Paleo-Indianu2019, u2018Paleo-Americanu2019, u2018Americanu2010paleolithicu2019, &c.) of human presence in the Western Hemisphere, and the most recent prehistoric period (u2018Woodlandu2019, etc.).

  2. archaic(Noun)

    (A member of) an archaic variety of Homo sapiens.

  3. archaic(Adjective)

    Of or characterized by antiquity; old-fashioned, quaint, antiquated.

  4. archaic(Adjective)

    No longer in ordinary use, though still used occasionally to give a sense of antiquity.

  5. Origin: From archaism or from archaïque, ultimately from ἀρχαικός, from ἀρχαῖος, from ἀρχή, from ἄρχω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Archaic(adj)

    of or characterized by antiquity or archaism; antiquated; obsolescent

  2. Origin: [Gr. 'archai:ko`s old-fashioned, fr. 'archai^os ancient.]

Freebase

  1. Archaic

    Archaic is an American comic book series created by writer James S. Abrams and artist Brett Marting. The series is published through Fenickx Productions LLC and saw its debut at the 2005 Comic-Con International in San Diego. The comic itself is an epic fantasy adventure containing many references to Slovakian lore. Many of the characters names as well as certain phrases are taken from Slavic languages as well. Since its creation Archaic has gained a rather large amount of attention in the American comics community. The series has earned several award nominations, such as Golden Chazzie nominations for Best Ongoing Series and Best Artist for 2006. Wizard Comics Magazine rated it number 4 in its 2007 top 40 indie comics.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce:

    Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana.

  2. John Galliano:

    How dare you refer to my beautiful children as 'synthetic'. And shame on you for wagging your judgmental little fingers at IVF ... Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions.

  3. Dee Hock:

    The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.

  4. Martin McPhee:

    Lending remains pretty much an archaic process for banks, largely based on paper forms that are designed to give customers a poor experience, research shows that four out of five banking customers will happily leave their banks for a better customer experience.

  5. Fran Lebowitz:

    Girls who put out are tramps. Girls who don't are ladies. This is, however, a rather archaic usage of the word. Should one of you boys happen upon a girl who doesn't put out, do not jump to the conclusion that you have found a lady. What you have probably found is a lesbian.

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