Definitions of antique

  1. belonging to or lasting from times long ago; " age- old customs"; " the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness"
  2. give an antique appearance to; " antique furniture"
  3. shop for antiques; " We went antiquing on Saturday"
  4. any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity
  5. an elderly man
  6. out of fashion; " a suit of rather antique appearance"; " demode ( or outmoded) attire"; " outmoded ideas"
  7. made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age; " the beautiful antique French furniture"
  8. Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome.
  9. Old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of time; of old fashion; antiquated; as, an antique robe.
  10. Odd; fantastic.
  11. 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.
  12. Made in imitation of antiquity; as, the antique style of Thomson's Castle of Indolence.
  13. Of or pertaining to a former age; ancient.
  14. Something of great age; a relic of ancient times.
  15. Ancient: old- fashioned.
  16. Anything very old: ancient relics.
  18. Old: ancient.
  19. A relic of ancient times.
  20. Ancient; old.
  21. Ancient in fact or in style.
  22. The style of ancient art, or some specimen of it; antiquity.
  23. Anything very old; a relic of antiquity.
  24. A remnant of antiquity; a relic.

Usage examples for antique

  1. On a small piece of carpet before the fire, stood the two chairs of state, each protected by a large antique screen. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  2. Cora wanted to get to the antique shop, and Clip wanted to get back to Chelton. – The-Motor-Girls-on-a-Tour by Penrose, Margaret
  3. It was here that I got as a fee the antique seal which I have brought for exhibition to the meeting. – Memoir of William Watts McNair by J. E. Howard
  4. On the contrary, he was just the type of those antique heroic parents, who prefer death to the sacrifice of a daughter's happiness. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  5. She had a craze for the antique, and the older things were the more precious they were in her eyes. – A Little Union Scout by Joel Chandler Harris
  6. Disturbed conditions bred by twenty years of warfare, antique methods of industry, a backward commerce, inadequate means of communication, and a population ignorant, superstitious, and scant, made a strong ruler more or less indispensable. – The Hispanic Nations of the New World Volume 50 in The Chronicles Of America Series by William R. Shepherd
  7. He did not disguise his hopes that it might prove to be lost, but they were shattered when the luggage ticket was produced from Flamby's black glove, and in due course the antique cabin- trunk made its appearance. – The Orchard of Tears by Sax Rohmer
  8. Even in antique times these buildings had suffered greatly. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  9. As she waited for its arrival, she lifted an antique hand mirror from a display. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  10. The father of their charge was one of those Italians nursed in the memory of the antique glory of Italy- one among the schiavi ognor frementi, who exerted himself to obtain the liberty of his country. – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  11. In the centre of the group was a small table, and on it some tall glasses of antique make, and a flask of wine. – Hodge and His Masters by Richard Jefferies
  12. Sometimes I think Bessie is studying the antique. – The Old Stone House by Anne March
  13. The gonfaloniere- that ancient title of republican freedom still remaining- walks behind, attired in antique robes. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  14. She stretched across him to turn off the antique bedside lamp, her breasts barely an inch from his chin. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  15. Several chamberlains approved the idea, which, of course, pleased the Empress, for she was very fond of anything unique; and consequently one morning, as I was dressing the Emperor, the Empress entered, and, after a little conversation, said, " Bonaparte, some ladies have advised me to have a necklace made of antique stones, and I came to ask you to urge M. Denon to select only very handsome ones." – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  16. Partly perchance the jealous laws that guard The Eastern maids, their equal commune barr'd; For still, in much the antique creed retain'd Its hold, and India in the Alien reign'd: That superstitious love which would secure What the heart worships, for the world too pure; And wrap with solemn mystery and divine, From the crowd's gaze, the idol and the shrine, In him was instinct,- generous if austere; More priestly reverence, than dishonouring fear. – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  17. To whom Godfredo thus; O mirror true Of antique worth! – Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso
  18. A young girl, in the picturesque costume of the time, lies sleeping on the antique sofa. – The Bride of Fort Edward by Delia Bacon
  19. " That's it, yes, sir, diamonds, old diamonds, antique stones, you know," she responded. – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal