Antiquity

Definition of Antiquity

An`tiq´ui`ty
n.1.The quality of being ancient; ancientness; great age; as, a statue of remarkable antiquity; a family of great antiquity.
2.Old age.
It not your voice broken? . . . and every part about you blasted with antiquity?
- Shak.
3.Ancient times; former ages; times long since past; as, Cicero was an eloquent orator of antiquity.
4.The ancients; the people of ancient times.
That such pillars were raised by Seth all antiquity has vowed.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
5.An old gentleman.
You are a shrewd antiquity, neighbor Clench.
- B. Jonson.
6.A relic or monument of ancient times; as, a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution. [In this sense, usually in the plural.]

Related Words

abidingness, aboriginality, age, ancien regime, ancient history, ancient manuscript, ancient times, ancientness, antique, archaism, artifact, atavism, cave painting, cobwebs of antiquity, constancy, continuance, defeat of time, defiance of time, distance of time, distant past, diuturnity, durability, durableness, duration, dust of ages, eld, elderliness, eldership, endurance, eolith, fossil, great age, hoary age, hoary eld, inveteracy, lastingness, long standing, long-lastingness, long-livedness, longevity, maintenance, mezzolith, microlith, neolith, old age, old order, old style, oldness, paleolith, perdurability, perennation, permanence, perpetuity, persistence, petrification, petrified forest, petrified wood, petroglyph, plateaulith, primitiveness, primogeniture, primordialism, primordiality, relic, reliquiae, remains, remote age, ruin, ruins, senility, seniority, stability, standing, steadfastness, survival, survivance, time immemorial, venerableness, vestige
Word:

Browse

Antiputrefactive
Antipyic
Antipyresis
Antipyretic
Antipyrine
Antipyrotic
Antiquarian
Antiquarianism
Antiquarianize
Antiquary
Antiquate
Antiquated
Antiquatedness
Antiquateness
Antiquation
Antique
Antiquely
Antiqueness
Antiquist
Antiquitarian
-Antiquity-
Antirachitic
Antirenter
Antisabbatarian
Antisacerdotal
Antiscians
Antiscoletic
Antiscorbutic
Antiscorbutical
Antiscriptural
Antisepalous
Antisepsis
Antiseptic
Antiseptic surgery
Antiseptically
Antisialagogue
Antislavery
Antisocial
Antisocialist
Antisolar
Antispasmodic
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home | Privacy Policy