from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period. See Synonyms at old.
- adj. Of or belonging to ancient times, especially of, from, or characteristic of ancient Greece or Rome.
- adj. Of or dealing in antiques.
- adj. Old-fashioned: wore a suit of rather antique appearance.
- n. 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.
- n. The style or manner of ancient times, especially that of ancient Greek or Roman art: an admirer of the antique.
- transitive v. To give the appearance of an antique to: antiqued an oak chest.
- intransitive v. To hunt or shop for antiques.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Old, used especially of furniture and household items; out of date.
- n. An old piece of furniture, household item, or other similar item.
- n. An old person.
- v. To shop for antiques; to search for antiques.
- v. To make an object appear to be an antique in some way.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome.
- adj. Old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of time; of old fashion; antiquated.
- adj. Made in imitation of antiquity.”
- adj. Odd; fantastic.
- n. In general, anything very old; but in a more limited sense, a relic or object of ancient art; collectively, the antique, the remains of ancient art, as busts, statues, paintings, and vases.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having existed in ancient times; belonging to or having come down from antiquity; ancient: often specifically referring to Greece and Rome: as, an antique statue.
- Belonging to former times, as contrasted with modern; having the form and characteristics of an earlier day; of old fashion: as, an antique robe.
- Fantastic; fanciful; odd; wild; antic. See antic, 4.
- In bookbinding, embossed without gold.
- n. The style or manner of ancient times, specifically of Greek and Roman antiquity: used especially of art. In this sense used only in the singular, and preceded by the definite article: as, fond of the antique; copied from the antique.
- n. Any relic of antiquity; specifically, an example of Greek or Roman art, especially in sculpture.
- n. The name given by American type-founders to a style of type of thick and bold face, of the regular Roman model, in which all lines are of equal or nearly equal thickness: called Egyptian by British type-founders.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age
- n. any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity
- adj. out of fashion
- v. give an antique appearance to
- adj. belonging to or lasting from times long ago
- v. shop for antiques
- n. an elderly man
French, from Latin antīquus; see ant- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French antique ("ancient, old"), from Latin antiquus ("former, earlier, ancient, old"), from ante ("before"); see ante- and antic. (Wiktionary)