What does antique mean?

Definitions for antiqueænˈtik

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word antique.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. old-timer, oldtimer, gaffer, old geezer, antique(noun)

    an elderly man

  2. antique(adj)

    any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

  3. antique(adj)

    made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age

    "the beautiful antique French furniture"

  4. antique, demode, ex, old-fashioned, old-hat(p), outmoded, passe, passee(adj)

    out of fashion

    "a suit of rather antique appearance"; "demode (or outmoded) attire"; "outmoded ideas"

  5. age-old, antique(verb)

    belonging to or lasting from times long ago

    "age-old customs"; "the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness"

  6. antique(verb)

    shop for antiques

    "We went antiquing on Saturday"

  7. antique, antiquate(verb)

    give an antique appearance to

    "antique furniture"

Wiktionary

  1. antique(Noun)

    An old piece of furniture, household item, or other similar item.

  2. antique(Noun)

    An old person.

  3. antique(Verb)

    To shop for antiques; to search for antiques.

  4. antique(Verb)

    To make an object appear to be an antique in some way.

  5. antique(Adjective)

    Old, used especially of furniture and household items; out of date.

  6. Origin: From antique, from Latin antiquus, from ante; see ante- and antic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antique(adj)

    old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome

  2. Antique(adj)

    old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of time; of old fashion; antiquated; as, an antique robe

  3. Antique(adj)

    made in imitation of antiquity; as, the antique style of Thomson's "Castle of Indolence."

  4. Antique(adj)

    odd; fantastic

  5. Antique(adj)

    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

  6. Origin: [F. See Antique, a. ]

Freebase

  1. Antique

    Antique was a Swedish-Greek singing duo consisting of Elena Paparizou and Nikos Panagiotidis originating from Sweden which combined Greek popular music and lyrics with a Nordic dance pop beat. Both Paparizou and Panagiotidis were born and raised in Sweden by Greek parents. They were the first ever to be nominated for a Swedish Grammis in the category modern dance with a Greek song. In 2001 Antique were selected to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with the song "Die for You", sung in a blend of English and Greek, ending with a third place – behind only Estonia and hosts Denmark.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Antique

    an-tēk′, adj. ancient: of a good old age, olden (now generally rhetorical in a good sense): old-fashioned, after the manner of the ancients.—n. anything very old: ancient relics: an American name for a kind of type of thick and bold face in which the lines are of equal thickness—Egyptian in England.—v.t. An′tiquate, to make antique, old, or obsolete: to put out of use:—pr.p. an′tiquāting; pa.p. an′tiquāted.—adj. An′tiquated, grown old, or out of fashion: obsolete: superannuated.—n. Antiquā′tion, the making obsolete: abrogation: obsoleteness.—adv. Antique′ly.—n. Antique′ness.—adj. Antiq′uish, somewhat antique.—The Antique, ancient work in art, the style of ancient art. [Fr.—L. antiquus, old, ancient—ante, before.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antique in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antique in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Scott Defrin:

    They've basically ruined the collective antique trade, is this really something that will stop poor African people from killing elephants?

  2. Qais Hussain Rashid:

    They cut these reliefs and sell them to criminals and antique dealers, usually they cut off the head, leaving the legs, because the head is the valuable part.

  3. John Cruden:

    Each illegally traded horn or tusk represents not an antique object but a dead animal. Wildlife trafficking entails poaching, bribery, smuggling and organized crime.

  4. Sandeep Khandelwal:

    Simplicity is the end, and not the beginning, of design, we developed clean and uncluttered interiors, weaving in ancient metal jaalis screens, antique brass embossing, block printed fabrics and hand-picked artifacts.

  5. William Golding:

    Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.

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