Antique



of or belonging to the past; not modern.
dating from a period long ago:
antique furniture.
noting or pertaining to automobiles approximately 25 years old or more.
in the tradition, fashion, or style of an earlier period; old-fashioned; .
of or belonging to the Greeks and Romans.
(of paper) neither calendered nor coated and having a rough surface.
1 .
any work of art, piece of furniture, decorative object, or the like, created or produced in a former period, or, according to U.S. customs laws, 100 years before date of purchase.
the antique style, usually Greek or Roman, especially in art.
Printing. a style of type.
to make or finish (something, especially furniture) in imitation of antiques.
to emboss (an image, design, letters, or the like) on paper or fabric.
to shop for or collect antiques:
She spent her vacation antiquing in Boston.
Contemporary Examples

The antique shades of blush, sage and bronze are just right.
Louis Vuitton, Chanel, McQueen Cap Paris Spring 2013 Fashion Week Shows Robin Givhan October 2, 2012

Indeed, the artwork, antique furniture, and vintage jewelry at auction here were, for the most part, not six-figure items.
Bernie’s Fire Sale Brett Sokol May 22, 2009

Fully when I got that call I was at an antique mall with my mom.
How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star Kevin Fallon October 30, 2014

Under reclaimed, antique light bulbs, fantastic music inspires uninhibited dancing.
The Elegant EDITION Daily Beast Promotions October 10, 2010

Corked glass bottles of spices, infused oils and vinegars beckon from antique cupboards like jewels.
A Superstar Chef Does the Unthinkable Amelia Smith November 16, 2008

Historical Examples

But the said number is a ballad number, and has been since the antique time.
The Amazing Marriage, Complete George Meredith

They are what modern life has contributed to the antique ideal of friendship.
De Profundis Oscar Wilde

Their mode of worship has retained something of the antique gaiety.
The Wonders of Pompeii Marc Monnier

As Raphael is supposed to have said, all that was lacking to him was knowledge of the antique.
Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore

How well in thee appearsThe constant service of the antique world,When service sweat for duty, not for meed!
Wanted: A Cook Alan Dale

noun

a decorative object, piece of furniture, or other work of art created in an earlier period, that is collected and valued for its beauty, workmanship, and age
(as modifier): an antique shop

any object made in an earlier period
the antique, the style of ancient art, esp Greek or Roman art, or an example of it
adjective
made in or in the style of an earlier period
of or belonging to the distant past, esp of or in the style of ancient Greece or Rome
(informal) old-fashioned; out-of-date
(archaic) aged or venerable
(of paper) not calendered or coated; having a rough surface
verb
(transitive) to give an antique appearance to
adj.

1530s, “aged, venerable,” from Middle French antique “old” (14c.), from Latin antiquus (later anticus) “ancient, former, of olden times; old, long in existence, aged; venerable; old-fashioned,” from PIE *anti in sense of “before” (see ante) + *okw- “appearance” (see eye (n.)). Originally pronounced in English like its parallel antic, but French pronunciation and spelling were adopted from c.1700.
n.

“an old and collectible thing,” 1771, from antique (adj.).
v.

“to give an antique appearance to,” 1896, from antique (adj.). Related: Antiqued; antiquing.

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