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Definition of "antique" []

  • Belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period. See Synonyms at old. (adjective)
  • Of or belonging to ancient times, especially of, from, or characteristic of ancient Greece or Rome. (adjective)
  • Of or dealing in antiques. (adjective)
  • Old-fashioned: wore a suit of rather antique appearance. (adjective)
  • An object having special value because of its age, especially a domestic item or piece of furniture or handicraft esteemed for its artistry, beauty, or period of origin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antique" in a sentence
  • "When people hear the term antique art, people usually think of paintings."
  • "Quite a few of these old booklets can still be found in antique stores, or online bookstores."
  • "Horchow is a design company specialized in antique decorating ideas."