What does antiquity mean?

Definitions for antiquity
ænˈtɪk wɪ tian·tiq·ui·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  1. antiquity(Noun)

    Ancient times; former ages; times long since past

    Cicero was an eloquent orator of antiquity.

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

  2. antiquity(Noun)

    The ancients; the people of ancient times.

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

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

  3. antiquity(Noun)

    An old gentleman.

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

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

  4. antiquity(Noun)

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

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

  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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antiquity(noun)

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

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

  2. Antiquity(noun)

    old age

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

  3. Antiquity(noun)

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

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

  4. Antiquity(noun)

    the ancients; the people of ancient times

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

  5. Antiquity(noun)

    an old gentleman

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

  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.]

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Antiquity

    an-tik′wi-ti, n. ancient times, esp. the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans: great age: (Shak.) old age, seniority: ancient style: the people of old time: (pl.) manners, customs, relics of ancient times.—n. Antiquitār′ian, one attached to the practices and opinions of antiquity. [Fr.—L. antiquitat-emantiquus, ancient.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antiquity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antiquity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of antiquity in a Sentence

  1. Richard Spikings:

    So we're also learning about the real antiquity of the Earth and how (continents) were configured together a billion years ago, half a billion years ago, 300 million years ago.

  2. Confucius:

    I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.

  3. Prince Sultan:

    National heritage wasn't an easy trip, to get people to reflect and go back, especially the antiquities. All the discussions that were about antiquity — this is not Islamic, this is Islamic — this is I think behind us now.

  4. Mark Echeverria:

    One of the reasons why Quentin personally is drawn to the restaurant is because he loves that kind of antiquity...We're timeless, and so we didn't have to go dig through a bunch of archives to find what the servers were wearing or what the tables looked like.

  5. Amir Ganor:

    After the gold treasure from Caesarea, this is the second time in the past month that citizens have reported significant archaeological finds and we welcome this important trend, thanks to these citizens’ awareness, researchers at the Israel Antiquities Authority will be able to expand the existing archaeological knowledge about the development of society and culture in the Land of Israel in antiquity.

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