Definitions for archaicɑrˈkeɪ ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ar•cha•icɑrˈkeɪ ɪk(adj.)

  1. marked by the characteristics of an earlier period; antiquated:

    archaic ideas.

  2. (of a linguistic form) commonly used in an earlier time but rare in present-day usage except to suggest an older time: used in this dictionary to indicate a word not current since c1900.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  3. forming the earliest stage:

    an archaic period of technology.

  4. primitive; ancient:

    an archaic form of animal life.

Origin of archaic:

1825–35; (< F) < Gk archaïkós antiquated, old-fashioned =archaî(os) old +-ikos -ic

ar•cha′i•cal•ly(adv.)

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

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.

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