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an·tique

 (ăn-tēk′)
adj.
1. Belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period: antique furniture. See Synonyms at old.
2. Of or belonging to ancient times, especially of, from, or characteristic of ancient Greece or Rome.
3.
a. Relating to or dealing in antiques.
b. Having the appearance of an antique.
4. Old-fashioned; outdated: wore a suit of rather antique appearance.
n.
1. An object having special value because of its age, especially a domestic item or piece of furniture or handicraft esteemed for its artistry, beauty, or period of origin.
2. The style or manner of ancient times, especially that of ancient Greek or Roman art: an admirer of the antique.
v. an·tiqued, an·tiqu·ing, an·tiques
v.tr.
To give the appearance of an antique to: antiqued an oak chest.
v.intr.
To hunt or shop for antiques.

[French, from Latin antīquus; see ant- in Indo-European roots.]

an·tique′ly adv.
an·tique′ness n.

antique

(ænˈtiːk)
n
1. (Antiques)
a. a decorative object, piece of furniture, or other work of art created in an earlier period, that is collected and valued for its beauty, workmanship, and age
b. (as modifier): an antique shop.
2. (Antiques) any object made in an earlier period
3. (Art Terms) the antique the style of ancient art, esp Greek or Roman art, or an example of it
adj
4. (Antiques) made in or in the style of an earlier period
5. of or belonging to the distant past, esp of or in the style of ancient Greece or Rome
6. informal old-fashioned; out-of-date
7. archaic aged or venerable
8. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (of paper) not calendered or coated; having a rough surface
vb
(Antiques) (tr) to give an antique appearance to
[C16: from Latin antīquus ancient, from ante before]

an•tique

(ænˈtik)

adj., n., v. -tiqued, -ti•quing. adj.
1. of or belonging to the past; not modern.
2. dating from a period long ago: antique furniture.
3. in the tradition or style of an earlier period.
4. old-fashioned; antiquated.
5. of or belonging to the ancient Greeks and Romans.
6. (of paper) neither calendered nor coated and having a rough surface.
7. ancient.
n.
8. a piece of furniture, decorative object, or work of art produced in a former period, or, according to U.S. customs laws, 100 years before date of purchase.
9. the antique style, usu. Greek or Roman, esp. in art.
v.t.
10. to finish or treat so as to give an antique appearance.
v.i.
11. to shop for or collect antiques.
[1520–30; < Middle French < Latin antīquus, antīcus, existing earlier, ancient, derivative of ante; see ante-]
an•tique′ly, adv.
an•tique′ness, n.

antique


Past participle: antiqued
Gerund: antiquing

Imperative
antique
antique
Present
I antique
you antique
he/she/it antiques
we antique
you antique
they antique
Preterite
I antiqued
you antiqued
he/she/it antiqued
we antiqued
you antiqued
they antiqued
Present Continuous
I am antiquing
you are antiquing
he/she/it is antiquing
we are antiquing
you are antiquing
they are antiquing
Present Perfect
I have antiqued
you have antiqued
he/she/it has antiqued
we have antiqued
you have antiqued
they have antiqued
Past Continuous
I was antiquing
you were antiquing
he/she/it was antiquing
we were antiquing
you were antiquing
they were antiquing
Past Perfect
I had antiqued
you had antiqued
he/she/it had antiqued
we had antiqued
you had antiqued
they had antiqued
Future
I will antique
you will antique
he/she/it will antique
we will antique
you will antique
they will antique
Future Perfect
I will have antiqued
you will have antiqued
he/she/it will have antiqued
we will have antiqued
you will have antiqued
they will have antiqued
Future Continuous
I will be antiquing
you will be antiquing
he/she/it will be antiquing
we will be antiquing
you will be antiquing
they will be antiquing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been antiquing
you have been antiquing
he/she/it has been antiquing
we have been antiquing
you have been antiquing
they have been antiquing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been antiquing
you will have been antiquing
he/she/it will have been antiquing
we will have been antiquing
you will have been antiquing
they will have been antiquing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been antiquing
you had been antiquing
he/she/it had been antiquing
we had been antiquing
you had been antiquing
they had been antiquing
Conditional
I would antique
you would antique
he/she/it would antique
we would antique
you would antique
they would antique
Past Conditional
I would have antiqued
you would have antiqued
he/she/it would have antiqued
we would have antiqued
you would have antiqued
they would have antiqued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antique - an elderly manantique - an elderly man      
graybeard, greybeard, old man, Methuselah - a man who is very old
2.antique - any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarityantique - any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity
antiquity - an artifact surviving from the past
Verb1.antique - shop for antiquesantique - shop for antiques; "We went antiquing on Saturday"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
browse, shop - shop around; not necessarily buying; "I don't need help, I'm just browsing"
2.antique - give an antique appearance to; "antique furniture"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Adj.1.antique - made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its ageantique - made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age; "the beautiful antique French furniture"
old - of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"
2.antique - out of fashionantique - out of fashion; "a suit of rather antique appearance"; "demode (or outmoded) attire"; "outmoded ideas"
unfashionable, unstylish - not in accord with or not following current fashion; "unfashionable clothes"; "melodrama of a now unfashionable kind"
3.antique - belonging to or lasting from times long agoantique - belonging to or lasting from times long ago; "age-old customs"; "the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness"
old - of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"

antique

adjective
1. vintage, classic, antiquarian, olden antique silver jewellery
2. old-fashioned, old, aged, ancient, remote, elderly, primitive, outdated, obsolete, archaic, bygone, primordial, primeval, immemorial, superannuated Their aim is to break taboos and change antique laws.

antique

adjective
1. Of a style or method formerly in vogue:
2. Belonging to, existing, or occurring in times long past:
Translations
(دُكّان (أثَرِيَّات قَديمَهأَثَر قَدِيـمأثَر قَديمطِراز قَديمعَتيق
starožitnoststarožitnýstarýstaromódnístarožitnický
antikvitetantikvitetshandelgammelgammel tinggammeldags
antiikki
antikvitetantički
antikrégiségrégiségekkel foglalkozóantikvitásrégimódi
forn; gamaldagsforngripa-forngripurfrá fyrra stíltímabili
骨董品
골동품
antikaantikvarinissenamadissenienasenõs laidos
antīkas lietasantīksantikvārssensvecmodīgs
starožitníckystarožitnosťstarožitný
starinski
antikvitet
ของเก่า
antikaantika eşyaantikacıeski modamodası geçmiş
đồ cổ

antique

[ænˈtiːk]
A. ADJ
1. [furniture, vase] → de época; [bracelet] → antiguo
2. (= ancient) → antiguo, de la antigüedad (pej) → anticuado
B. Nantigüedad f
C. CPD antique dealer Nanticuario/a m/f
antique shop Ntienda f de antigüedades

antique

[ænˈtiːk]
n (ornament or other object)objet m ancien; (piece of furniture)meuble m ancien antique dealer, antique shop, antiques fair
adjancien(ne); (pre-mediaeval)antique

antique

adjantik; antique pineKiefer fantik
nAntiquität f

antique

:
antique dealer
nAntiquitätenhändler(in) m(f)
antique(s) fair
nAntiquitätenmesse f
antique shop
nAntiquitätengeschäft ntor -laden m

antique

[ænˈtiːk]
1. adj (furniture) → antico/a, d'epoca
2. noggetto antico, pezzo d'antiquariato antiques nplantichità f inv
he deals in antiques → commercia in antiquariato

antique

(ӕnˈtiːk) adjective
1. old and usually valuable. an antique chair.
2. old or old-fashioned. That car is positively antique.
3. (of a shop etc) dealing in antiques. an antique business.
noun
something made long ago (usually more than a hundred years ago) which is valuable or interesting. He collects antiques.
antiquated (ˈӕntikweitid) adjective
old or out of fashion. an antiquated car.
antiquity (ӕnˈtikwəti) noun
1. ancient times, especially those of the ancient Greeks and Romans. the gods and heroes of antiquity.
2. great age. a statue of great antiquity.
3. (plural anˈtiquities) something remaining from ancient times (eg a statue, a vase). Roman antiquities.

antique

أَثَر قَدِيـم starožitnost antikvitet Antiquität αντίκα antigüedad antiikki antiquité antikvitet antichità 骨董品 골동품 antiquiteit antikvitet antyk antiguidade старинная вещь antikvitet ของเก่า antika đồ cổ 古董
References in classic literature ?
Very clever were some of their productions, pasteboard guitars, antique lamps made of old-fashioned butter boats covered with silver paper, gorgeous robes of old cotton, glittering with tin spangles from a pickle factory, and armor covered with the same useful diamond shaped bits left inn sheets when the lids of preserve pots were cut out.
It has great value not only from the amount of pure gold that is in it, but as an antique.
He could bring the drama of antique life before one out of the shadows--white figures against blue backgrounds.
The House of the Seven Gables, antique as it now looks, was not the first habitation erected by civilized man on precisely the same spot of ground.
It has often been a matter of regret with me; for, going back, perhaps, to the days of the Protectorate, those papers must have contained many references to forgotten or remembered men, and to antique customs, which would have affected me with the same pleasure as when I used to pick up Indian arrow-heads in the field near the Old Manse.
No; it was a big, ugly, antique, but convenient house, embodying a few features of a building still older, half-replaced and half-utilized, in which I had the fancy of our being almost as lost as a handful of passengers in a great drifting ship.
Whether to admit Hercules among us or not, concerning this I long remained dubious: for though according to the Greek mythologies, that antique Crockett and Kit Carson --that brawny doer of rejoicing good deeds, was swallowed down and thrown up by a whale; still, whether that strictly makes a whaleman of him, that might be mooted.
That sound commonly reminds us that we are growing rusty and antique in our employments and habits of thoughts.
Of course this novice's report lacked whoop and crash and lurid description, and therefore wanted the true ring; but its antique wording was quaint and sweet and simple, and full of the fragrances and flavors of the time, and these little merits made up in a meas- ure for its more important lacks.
The grave, precise, and courtly ceremony with which the thing is conducted, invests it with a sort of antique charm.
I must see the light of the unsnuffed candle wane on my employment; the shadows darken on the wrought, antique tapestry round me, and grow black under the hangings of the vast old bed, and quiver strangely over the doors of a great cabinet opposite--whose front, divided into twelve panels, bore, in grim design, the heads of the twelve apostles, each enclosed in its separate panel as in a frame; while above them at the top rose an ebon crucifix and a dying Christ.
In vapid listlessness I leant my head against the window, and continued spelling over Catherine Earnshaw - Heathcliff - Linton, till my eyes closed; but they had not rested five minutes when a glare of white letters started from the dark, as vivid as spectres - the air swarmed with Catherines; and rousing myself to dispel the obtrusive name, I discovered my candle-wick reclining on one of the antique volumes, and perfuming the place with an odour of roasted calf-skin.