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Antique meaning

antique - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome.
  2. 2. Odd; fantastic.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Made in imitation of antiquity; as, the antique style of Thomson's Castle of Indolence.
  5. 5. A relic of ancient times.
  6. 6. Ancient; old.

antique - examples of usage

  1. antique wall clocks include the pendulum or regulator clocks, grandfather clocks, cuckoo clocks, banjo clocks and calendar clocks.
  2. The date of this curious antique cannot be less than two thousand eight hundred years before the Christian era.
  3. My watch, though antique, was a noble piece of mechanism, and I have little doubt, as trustworthy as his chronometer. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
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