What does antiquity mean?
Definitions for antiquity
ænˈtɪk wɪ tian·tiq·ui·ty
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the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
an artifact surviving from the past
Ancient times; former ages; times long since past
Cicero was an eloquent orator of antiquity.
The ancients; the people of ancient times.
That such pillars were raised by Seth all antiquity has avowed. --Sir W. Raleigh.
An old gentleman.
You are a shrewd antiquity, neighbor Clench. --B. Jonson.
A relic or monument of ancient times; as, a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: antiquitas, Lat.
I mention Aristotle , Polybius, and Marcus Tullius Cicero, the greatest philosopher, the most impartial historian, and the most consummate statesman of all antiquity. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 51.
That such pillars were raised by Seth, all antiquity has avowed. Walter Raleigh, History of the World.
As for the observation of Niccolo Machiavelli, traducing Gregory the Great, that he did what in him lay, to extinguish all heathen antiquities: I do not find that those zeals last long; as it appeared in the succession of Sabinian, who did revive the former antiquities. Francis Bacon, Essays.
Is not your voice broken? your wind short? your chin double? your wit single? and every part about you blasted with antiquity? and will you yet call yourself young? William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
the quality of being ancient; ancientness; great age; as, a statue of remarkable antiquity; a family of great antiquity
ancient times; former ages; times long since past; as, Cicero was an eloquent orator of antiquity
the ancients; the people of ancient times
an old gentleman
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.]
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
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-em—antiquus, ancient.]
The numerical value of antiquity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of antiquity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of antiquity in a Sentence
This study is important for understanding the antiquity of drug use.
The library at Herculaneum was the only library that survived from antiquity and because of that the material inside is extremely valuable, texts from the ancient world are rare and precious, and they simply cannot be revealed through any other known process.
What is a country without rabbits and partridges They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products ancient and venerable familes known to antiquity as to modern times of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground.
One thing that we've never done in this restaurant is change, 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.
The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.
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- العصور القديمةArabic
- प्राचीन कालHindi
- ókoriak, régiség, ókor, antikvitásHungarian
- 古代, 昔Japanese
- AntiquitéitLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- старина, древностьRussian
- antiken, antikvitetSwedish
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