What does archaic mean?

Definitions for archaic
ɑrˈkeɪ ɪkar·cha·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antediluvian, antiquated, archaicadjective

    so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

    "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas"; "archaic laws"

  2. archaic, primitiveadjective

    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. archaicnoun

    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.).

  2. archaicnoun

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

  3. archaicadjective

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

  4. archaicadjective

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

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

ChatGPT

  1. archaic

    Archaic refers to something that is characterized by antiquity, very old, being out of use, or outdated. This term is often used to describe things such as words, practices, or objects from the past which are no longer commonly used or seen in the present.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Archaicadjective

    of or characterized by antiquity or archaism; antiquated; obsolescent

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

Wikidata

  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.

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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. Amy Klobuchar:

    I do not believe an archaic rule should be used to allow us to put our heads in the sand -- to use Justice( Sonia) Sotomayor's words -- to put our heads in the sand and not take action on the important issues.

  2. Eduardo Espinoza:

    It seems to me that this is a little archaic, and that it is not fair.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I think the rules in Congress, and in particular the rules in the Senate, are unbelievably archaic and slow-moving and, in many cases, unfair.

  4. Capitol Hill:

    It is archaic sexism, i think it's more of this ingrained institutional piece of it that has to be broken down and the only way it can be broken down is by seeing women as your peers and over and over and over again and having those kinds of behaviors not be accepted.

  5. 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.

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