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antiquity

an·tiq·ui·ty

antiquity

 
pronunciation:
aen tI kwih ti
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: antiquities
definition 1: ancient times, esp. prior to the Middle Ages.
The roots of this philosophy lie in antiquity.He is one of the most famous rulers in antiquity.
similar words:
yore
definition 2: the people thereof.
These agricultural methods were unknown to antiquity.
synonyms:
ancients
similar words:
antediluvians, patriarchs
definition 3: the quality of ancientness.
The antiquity of these Greek statues is what fascinates me.
synonyms:
ancientness, oldness
similar words:
age, agedness
definition 4: (usu. pl.) objects or customs belonging to ancient times.
This wing of the museum is dedicated to antiquities.
synonyms:
relics, remains
similar words:
antiques, artifacts
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