Antique

Definition of Antique

An`tique´
a.1.
1.Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome.
For the antique world excess and pride did hate.
- Spenser.
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.
n.1.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.

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