What does archaic mean?

Definitions for archaic
ɑrˈkeɪ ɪkar·cha·ic

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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 ('Paleo-Indian', 'Paleo-American', 'American‐paleolithic', &c.) of human presence in the Western Hemisphere, and the most recent prehistoric period ('Woodland', etc.).

    Etymology: From archaism or from archaïque, ultimately from ἀρχαικός, from ἀρχαῖος, from ἀρχή, from ἄρχω.

  2. archaic(Noun)

    (A member of) an archaic variety of Homo sapiens.

    Etymology: From archaism or from archaïque, ultimately from ἀρχαικός, from ἀρχαῖος, from ἀρχή, from ἄρχω.

  3. archaic(Adjective)

    Of or characterized by antiquity; old-fashioned, quaint, antiquated.

    Etymology: From archaism or from archaïque, ultimately from ἀρχαικός, from ἀρχαῖος, from ἀρχή, from ἄρχω.

  4. archaic(Adjective)

    No longer in ordinary use, though still used occasionally to give a sense of antiquity.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [Gr. 'archai:ko`s old-fashioned, fr. 'archai^os ancient.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Archaic

    -al, ärk-ā′ik, -al, adj. ancient: obsolete, esp. of language.—adj. Archæan (ärk-ē′an), of or belonging to the earliest zoological period.—n. Archæog′raphy.—adj. Archæozō′ic. (Gr. zōē, life), pertaining to the era of the earliest living beings on the earth.—adv. Archā′ically.—n. Archā′icism.—v.t. Ar′chāise, to imitate the archaic.—ns. Archā′ism, an archaic or obsolete word or phrase; Archā′ist (Mrs Browning).—adj. Archāis′tic, affectedly or imitatively archaic. [Gr. archaikosarchaios, ancient—archē, beginning.]

Editors Contribution

  1. archaic

    Archaic is a word that is no longer in use.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 7, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Archaic

    ancient; no longer dominant; of the olden time.

How to pronounce archaic?

  1. Alex
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of archaic in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of archaic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of archaic in a Sentence

  1. Elton John:

    How dare you refer to my beautiful children as 'synthetic'. And shame on you for wagging your judgemental little fingers at IVF - a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfill their dream of having children, your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again.

  2. The KFA:

    Including Olympic qualifying matches, all FIFA and continental competitions are contested with 23 players per side, and only the Olympic tournament is limited to 18 players, the 18-man roster is archaic.

  3. Lee Moon:

    This appears to be remarkably poor judgement from Tesco, fox hunting is an illegal, archaic pastime that's abhorred by the majority of the population.

  4. Sriram Sankararaman:

    We are beginning to learn more about the impact of DNA from archaic hominins on human biology, we now know that both Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA was deleterious in general but there were some genes where this DNA had an adaptive impact. For example, altitude adaptation in Tibetans was likely facilitated by a Denisovan introgressed gene.

  5. RJ Intindola:

    My Broken Pieces A few weeks back, a longtime friend asked if I would meet her for lunch to discuss a new job offer. We sat in the restaurant for forty-five minutes discussing her new job opportunity when her face grew solemn. She sighed, staring down into her plate. I asked, “is everything all right,” knowing she did not ask me to meet to discuss a job offer. She said, “everything is fine, but I cannot get your story or quote about the broken pieces out of my mind.” She took a deep breath raised her head and, in half whisper, said, “it really described the broken pieces in my marriage? I answered, “when promises, borders and commitment are broken, and especially betrayal, the relationship may be repaired but never return to what it once was or could have been.” Before she left, she thanked me for giving her a copy. I refer to the story, as “The Broken Vase.” The Broken Vase Love and marriage are often broken by betrayal, lies and unkept promises. Betrayal is the ultimate form of deceit and deception. It reminded me of something I wrote many years ago about a vase that was knocked off the shelf and broken into many pieces. For a moment you’re not sure what to do but then you decide to try and repair it. Imagine trying to pick up the pieces of your life, left behind in the wake of betrayal. You must be methodical and cautious because your path is covered with egg shells. You realize it may not be the same as it once was, but would vase be good enough to keep. After all, you’ve had it for thirty years. When you believe all the pieces have been collected and placed on the table, you do one last search for the smallest pieces you may have missed. You find two small pieces, place them on the table and stare down at the broken pieces of something you cherished and was beautiful. Something so precious you often proudly displayed it to friends Over a period of three weeks, you managed to glue the vase back together. You slowly turn it around on the table and realize it is an archaic reproduction of its original form. There are holes in it created by pieces you did not find and never will. Like the pieces missing from your relationship. Held together by history and commitment but still broken. And severely damaged. The vase will never hold flowers again because it cannot hold water. And like your relationship, it has become fragile as you watch a piece fall off the vase when you lifted off the table. And when you think about the broken pieces collected from your relationship, you know that will also never be the same. As you held up the beautiful vase to show people it’s beauty, that now is simply a collection of glued pieces that resembles your relationship. You can no longer showcase your marriage. Only because of its history you place the vase back on the self, but it seems out of place and detracts from the ambience around it. After a few weeks you take the vase to your home office and place it on a shelf. A few weeks later, you sadly change the location to the closet. And like your relationship it has been moved to a different place. A dark place. When people say to you, you and your wife seem to get along very well. You think about showing them the vase. All that remains of the relationship is held together by glue. After several years you are still seeking out the missing pieces from your heart knowing deep inside you will never find. There’s only one way to get them back and that is to leave. But leaving will also mean breaking more pieces. Those are your two choices. If you leave, you will get back some of the pieces you lost but you would lose others by virtue of leaving.

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