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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

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

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

We had two grand antique professors who had been teaching at Lombard since before I was born.
Carl Sandburg

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

When I was a teenager in New York, I was buying antique clothes. I still am.
Barbra Streisand
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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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