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. out of fashion; " a suit of rather antique appearance"; " demode ( or outmoded) attire"; " outmoded ideas"
  6. made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age; " the beautiful antique French furniture"
  7. Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome.
  8. Old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of time; of old fashion; antiquated; as, an antique robe.
  9. Odd; fantastic.
  10. 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.
  11. Made in imitation of antiquity; as, the antique style of Thomson's Castle of Indolence.
  12. Of or pertaining to a former age; ancient.
  13. Something of great age; a relic of ancient times.
  14. Anything very old: ancient relics.
  16. Old: ancient.
  17. A relic of ancient times.
  18. Ancient; old.
  19. Ancient in fact or in style.
  20. The style of ancient art, or some specimen of it; antiquity.
  21. Anything very old; a relic of antiquity.
  22. A remnant of antiquity; a relic.

Usage examples for antique

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Even in antique times these buildings had suffered greatly. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. " 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
  8. 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
  9. A young girl, in the picturesque costume of the time, lies sleeping on the antique sofa. – The Bride of Fort Edward by Delia Bacon
  10. 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
  11. Sometimes I think Bessie is studying the antique. – The Old Stone House by Anne March
  12. To whom Godfredo thus; O mirror true Of antique worth! – Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso
  13. As she waited for its arrival, she lifted an antique hand mirror from a display. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  14. The gonfaloniere- that ancient title of republican freedom still remaining- walks behind, attired in antique robes. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  15. 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