Definition of antique :
1. 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.
2. Made in imitation of antiquity; as, the antique style of Thomson's Castle of Indolence.
3. Odd; fantastic.
4. Old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of time; of old fashion; antiquated; as, an antique robe.
5. Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome.
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old (part of speech: adjective)
oldness (part of speech: noun)
- These men are a cross between practical builders and antique dealers. - "If You're Going to Live in the Country", Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley.
- They wandered through the countless rooms of the upper floor, each filled with antique treasures that were impossible to identify. - "The Egyptian Cat Mystery", Harold Leland Goodwin.
- His letters are full of affectionate expressions which rather shock the stern reserve of antique philosophy. - "Five Stages of Greek Religion", Gilbert Murray.