Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; outmoded. See Synonyms at old.
  • adj. Very old; aged: "The antiquated Earth, as one might say,/Beat like the heart of Man” ( William Wordsworth).

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  • adj. old-fashioned, out of date

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Grown old. Hence: Bygone; obsolete; out of use; old-fashioned.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Grown old; obsolete or obsolescent; ill adapted to present use; old-fashioned: said of things: as, an antiquated law.
  • Advanced in years; rendered incapable by age; superannuated.
  • Synonyms Ancient, Old, Antique, etc. See ancient.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

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Examples

  • Caterpillar, based in Peoria, Ill., wants to cut wages roughly in half at the Ontario factory, so it will be "cost competitive in the global marketplace," while ending what it calls "antiquated work rules" that limit production flexibility.

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  • The chamber report also called for revamping what it called the "antiquated" organizational structure of the commission.

    Chamber of Commerce Calls for SEC Changes

  • You talk verbosely in antiquated terminology of your love of liberty, and all the while you wear the scarlet livery of the Iron Heel. '

    Chapter 17: The Scarlet Livery

  • Except to a certain antiquated ideology embraced in biology, which apparently has to be protected in academia by an 'orthodox' priesthood and imposed on society by force of law.

    An Interview with Elisabet Sahtouris

  • We would prefer that the kill had been achieved without putting British lives at risk in antiquated aircraft, but now is not the time to be churlish.

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  • “Klei zayin”, or “instruments of weaponry” (i.e., weapons), although somewhat antiquated, is also correct modern Hebrew, and not limited to Bible classusage.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Massad Defends Himself:

  • The German administration claims that it has successfully defied what it describes as the antiquated principles of economics, and believes that this price fixing system can be indefinitely sustained regardless of world wide conditions.

    Spotlight on Europe

  • The changeful, impetuous wooing of youth lies far behind him, but his homage, which the Ephebi of today would perhaps term antiquated, has always seemed to me as if a mountain were bending before a star.

    Cleopatra — Complete

  • The changeful, impetuous wooing of youth lies far behind him, but his homage, which the Ephebi of today would perhaps term antiquated, has always seemed to me as if a mountain were bending before

    Cleopatra — Volume 08

  • The word roux is said to be derived from an antiquated variation of the French word rouge, meaning red, which no doubt refers to the change of color that occurs as flour cooks.

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