What does antique mean?

Definitions for antique
ænˈtikan·tique

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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.

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

  2. antique(Noun)

    An old person.

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

  3. antique(Verb)

    To shop for antiques; to search for antiques.

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

  4. antique(Verb)

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

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

  5. antique(Adjective)

    Old, used especially of furniture and household items; out of date.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [F. See Antique, a. ]

  2. Antique(adj)

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

    Etymology: [F. See Antique, a. ]

  3. Antique(adj)

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

    Etymology: [F. See Antique, a. ]

  4. Antique(adj)

    odd; fantastic

    Etymology: [F. See Antique, a. ]

  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

    Etymology: [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

Examples of antique in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  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. Scott Defrin:

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

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    l'un des mythes les plus anciens et bien acceptées, ce qui est le plus grand ennemi de la vérité, à mon avis, est que l'on peut tout simplement pas maintenir la meilleure qualité de vie sans consommer dangereux, toxiques, et des substances appauvrissant. Ce mythe a été persistant, mais irréaliste. Aujourd'hui, les scientifiques novateurs et brillants disciples de la chimie verte défient ce mythe antique de compromis et «quid pro quo» - en concevant apprpriately leurs réactions chimiques, et la sélection des alternatives non-dangereuses à réactifs sinon toxiques. que c'est la façon de se rendre! nous devons penser à l'environnement, à conserver notre belle terre mère fraîche et propre - à tout moment.

  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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