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What does "Antique" mean?

Definition

(a.) In general, anything very old; but in a more limited sense, a relic or object of ancient art; collectively, the antique, the remains of ancient art, as busts, statues, paintings, and vases (a.) Made in imitation of antiquity; as, the antique style of Thomson's ""Castle of Indolence (a.) Odd; fantastic (a.) Old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of time; of old fashion; antiquated; as, an antique robe (a.) Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome


Synonyms old, ancient, passe, gaffer, old-fashioned, outmoded, old-timer, antiquate, age-old, unfashionable, mossback, passee, demode, unstylish, old geezer, out of fashion, old-hat


Example: "Antique furniture" Example: "The beautiful antique French furniture" Example: "A suit of rather antique appearance" Example: "The antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness"


Word Family antiques