Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Antique (Page: 65)

An*tique" (#), a. [F., fr. L. antiquus old, ancient, equiv. to anticus, from ante before. Cf. Antic.]

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.
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2. Old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of time; of old fashion; antiquated; as, an antique robe. Antique words." Spenser.

3. Made in imitation of antiquity; as, the antique style of Thomson's Castle of Indolence."

4. Odd; fantastic. [In this sense, written antic.] Syn. -- Ancient; antiquated; obsolete; antic; old-fashioned; old. See Ancient.


Antique (Page: 66)

An*tique" (#), n. [F. See Antique, a. ] 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.

Misshapen monuments and maimed antiques. Byron.