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  

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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. 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.

  2. Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce:

    Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana.

  3. Northrop Frye:

    Popular art is normally decried as vulgar by the cultivated people of its time; then it loses favor with its original audience as a new generation grows up; then it begins to merge into the softer lighting of quaint, and cultivated people become interested in it, and finally it begins to take on the archaic dignity of the primitive.

  4. Eduardo Espinoza:

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

  5. Martin McPhee:

    Lending remains pretty much an archaic process for banks, largely based on paper forms that are designed to give customers a poor experience, research shows that four out of five banking customers will happily leave their banks for a better customer experience.

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