• IPA: /ænˈtiːk/

antique (comparative antiquer, superlative antiquest)

  1. Having existed in ancient times, descended from antiquity; used especially in reference to Greece and Rome.
  2. Belonging to former times, not modern, out of date, old-fashioned.
  3. (typography) Designating a style of type.
  4. (bookbinding) Embossed without gilt.
  5. (obsolete) Synonym of antic#English|antic, specifically:
    1. Fantastic, odd, wild, antic.
Synonyms Translations Noun

antique (plural antiques)

  1. In general, anything very old; specifically:
    1. An old object perceived as having value because of its aesthetic or historical significance.
    2. An object of ancient times.
    3. (in the singular) The style or manner of ancient times, used especially of Greek and Roman art.
    4. (figuratively, mildly, pejorative) An old person.
    5. (obsolete) A man of ancient times.
  2. (typography) A style of type of thick and bold face in which all lines are of equal or nearly equal thickness.
  3. (obsolete) Synonym of antic#English|antic, specifically:
    1. Grotesque entertainment; an antic.
      • c. 1595–1596, W. Shakespere [i.e., William Shakespeare], A Pleasant Conceited Comedie Called, Loues Labors Lost. […] (First Quarto), imprinted in London: By W[illiam] W[hite] for Cut[h]bert Burby, published 1598, OCLC 61366361 ↗, [Act V, scene i] ↗:
        {...}} I do implore secretie, that the King would haue me present the Princesse (sweete chuck) with some delightfull ostentation, or show, or pageant, or antique, or fierworke : {{...}
    2. A performer in an antic; or in general, a burlesque performer, a buffoon.
Synonyms Translations Verb

antique (antiques, present participle antiquing; past and past participle antiqued)

  1. (intransitive) To search or shop for antique.
  2. (transitive) To make an object appear to be an antique in some way.
  3. (transitive, bookbinding) To emboss without gilding.

Proper noun
  1. A province in Philippines.

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