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Definition of Antique

Antique

  1. Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome.
  2. Old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of time; of old fashion; antiquated; as, an antique robe.
  3. Made in imitation of antiquity; as, the antique style of Thomson's "Castle of Indolence."
  4. Odd; fantastic.
  5. 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.

Antique Quotations

A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
Benjamin Disraeli

I decorated my house like a medieval gothic castle, European-style. Chandeliers and red velvet curtains. My bedroom is pink and black, my bathroom is totally Hello Kitty, I have a massive pink couch and a big antique gold cross.
Avril Lavigne

My mom passed on her obsession of all things antique or vintage. I love to go thrift store shopping or explore any sort of garage sale. Treasure hunting is a family passion.
Zoey Deutch

Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What I enjoy doing more than anything is, I have my little antique car collection, and when the weather is pretty I like to get out one of my old cars. I have a little route I run down in the country, down Nachez Trace Parkway. The loop down through there is just really relaxing, not much traffic.
Alan Jackson
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Antique Translations

antique in Dutch is ouderwets, aloud, antiek
antique in French is antique
antique in Italian is antico, tempi passati
antique in Latin is priscus
antique in Norwegian is antikk
antique in Portuguese is antigo
antique in Spanish is antiguo
antique in Swedish is antikvitet, antik
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