• (British) IPA: /ænˈtɪk.wɪ.ti/
  • (America) IPA: /ænˈtɪk.wə.ti/


  1. Ancient times; faraway history; former ages
    Cicero was an eloquent orator of antiquity.
  2. The people of ancient times.
    • That such pillars were raised by Seth all antiquity has avowed. —Sir W. Raleigh.
  3. (obsolete) An old gentleman.
    • You are a shrewd antiquity, neighbor Clench. —B. Jonson.
  4. (history) The historical period preceding the Middle Ages (c. 500-1500), primarily relating to European history.
  5. (often, constructed as an uncountable plural) A relic or monument of ancient times, such as a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution.
  6. The state of being ancient or of ancient lineage.
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Proper noun
  1. The period of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.
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