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antique

an·tique

antique

 
pronunciation:
aen tik
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: belonging to earlier times; of a period long past.
The quartet will be playing baroque music on antique instruments.There is an antique clothing exhibit at the museum this month.
 
synonyms:
ancient, old, old-time
antonyms:
modern
similar words:
antediluvian, archaic, early, primitive
definition 2: very old.
We found some nice antique furniture in the attic.We went to see the antique ruins of the temple.
synonyms:
ancient, old
antonyms:
new
definition 3: outmoded; old.
I need a new hairstyle--mine is antique.This type of printer is antique now.
antonyms:
current, new
similar words:
obsolete, old, old-fashioned, old-time, old-world, outdated, outmoded
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an object of art or handicraft, such as furniture, made in earlier times, esp. over one hundred years before, and usu. of interest to collectors.
This table is a valuable antique.
similar words:
antiquity, artifact, collectible, objet d'art, rarity, relic
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: antiqued, antiques, antiquing
definition: to cause to appear old or antique in style.
Shall we antique the cabinets?
synonyms:
distress
derivation: antiqueness (n.)
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