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an·tiq·ui·ty

 (ăn-tĭk′wĭ-tē)
n. pl. an·tiq·ui·ties
1. Ancient times, especially the times preceding the Middle Ages.
2. The people, especially the writers and artisans, of ancient times: inventions unknown to antiquity.
3. The quality of being old or ancient; considerable age: a carving of great antiquity.
4. often antiquities Something, such as an object or a relic, belonging to or dating from ancient times.

antiquity

(ænˈtɪkwɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the quality of being ancient or very old: a vase of great antiquity.
2. the far distant past, esp the time preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
3. the people of ancient times collectively; the ancients

an•tiq•ui•ty

(ænˈtɪk wɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality of being ancient; ancientness: a bowl of great antiquity.
2. ancient times; former ages.
3. the period of history before the Middle Ages.
4. antiquities, things belonging to or remaining from ancient times, as monuments, relics, or customs.
5. the peoples, nations, or cultures of ancient times.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin]

Antiquity


a person who lived before the Flood. — antediluvian, adj.
an interest in the customs, art, and social structure of earlier peoples and civilizations. — antiquarian, n., adj.
the field of description of antiquities. — archaeographical, adj.archaeographer, n.
the scientific study of human remains and artifacts. — archaeologist, archeologist, n.archeologie, archaeologic, archeological, archaeological, adj.
the study of the language and culture of ancient Assyria. — Assyriologist, n.Assyriological, adj.
the principles or style of classic art or literature. — classicist, n.
the study of ancient Egyptian language, history, and culture. — Egyptologist, n.Egyptological, adj.
the deciphering and interpreting of ancient inscriptions. — epigraphist, epigrapher, n.epigraphic, epigraphical, adj.
the study of Etruscan civilization, especially its artifacts and language. — Etruscologist, n.
Ancient Greek culture and ideals. — Hellenist, n.
Rare. the research and composition of treatises about relics. — lipsanographer, n.
the study of mummies.
the study of ancient writings, including inscriptions. — paleographer, palaeographer, n.paleographic, palaeographic, adj. papyrology the study of ancient writings on papyrus. — papyrologist, n.
a person who lived after the Flood. — post-diluvian, adj.
the policies and actions distinctive of ancient Rome.

antiquity

A thing, such as a ruin or an object, that dates from ancient times.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europeantiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
lustrum - a ceremonial purification of the Roman population every five years following the census
catacomb - an underground tunnel with recesses where bodies were buried (as in ancient Rome)
circus - (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games
galley - (classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars
bay wreath, laurel wreath, laurel - (antiquity) a wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory
pantheon - (antiquity) a temple to all the gods
toga virilis - (ancient Rome) a toga worn by a youth as a symbol of manhood and citizenship
humour, humor - (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state; "the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile"
dithyramb - (ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus)
pean, paean - (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
torch race - (ancient Greece) in which a torch is passed from one runner to the next
Ana - mother of the ancient Irish gods; sometimes identified with Danu
Lug, Lugh - ancient Celtic god
Egyptian deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians
Ra, Re - ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods
Semitic deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Semites
Persian deity - a deity worshiped by the ancient Persians
Chinese deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Chinese
Greek deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks
Roman deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Romans
Bacchus - (classical mythology) god of wine; equivalent of Dionysus
Norse deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Norsemen
Phrygian deity - deity of the ancient Phrygians of west central Asia Minor
augur, auspex - (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
centurion - (ancient Rome) the leader of 100 soldiers
choragus - (ancient Greece) leader of a group or festival; leader of a chorus
gladiator - (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat
pontifex - a member of the highest council of priests in ancient Rome
procurator - (ancient Rome) someone employed by the Roman Emperor to manage finance and taxes
sibyl - (ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet
tribune - (ancient Rome) an official elected by the plebeians to protect their interests
history - the aggregate of past events; "a critical time in the school's history"
historic period, age - an era of history having some distinctive feature; "we live in a litigious age"
Romanic, Roman - of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient Rome); "Roman architecture"; "the old Roman wall"
2.antiquity - extreme oldnessantiquity - extreme oldness      
oldness - the quality of being old; the opposite of newness
3.antiquity - an artifact surviving from the pastantiquity - an artifact surviving from the past
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
antique - any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity
relic - an antiquity that has survived from the distant past
Roman building - a building constructed by the ancient Romans
stela, stele - an ancient upright stone slab bearing markings

antiquity

noun
1. distant past, ancient times, time immemorial, olden days famous monuments of classical antiquity
2. old age, age, oldness, ancientness, elderliness a town of great antiquity
3. antique, ruin, relic collectors of Roman antiquities
Translations
آثار مِن العُصور القَديمَةمِن العَصْر القَديم
antikapravěkstarověkstarověké památky
ældeantikkenfortidsminderfra gammel tidoldsager
antika
antikvitásókorókoriak
ævafornfornmunirfornöld
pravekstarovekstaroveká pamiatka
antikalıkeski çağlareski eserlereskilik

antiquity

[ænˈtɪkwɪtɪ] N
1. (= age, ancient times) → antigüedad f
of great antiquitymuy antiguo
high antiquityremota antigüedad
in antiquityen la antigüedad, en el mundo antiguo
2. antiquitiesantigüedades fpl

antiquity

[ænˈtɪkwɪti] n
(= ancient times) → antiquité f
(= relic) → antiquité f

antiquity

n
(= ancient times)das Altertum; (= Roman, Greek antiquity)die Antike; in antiquityim Altertum/in der Antike
(= great age)großes Alter; of great antiquityuralt
antiquities pl (= old things)Altertümer pl

antiquity

[ænˈtɪkwɪtɪ] nantichità
of great antiquity → molto antico/a

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.
References in classic literature ?
Hence arose the custom of common meals, but the separation of the citizens into different families from Egypt: for the reign of Sesostris is of much higher antiquity than that of Minos.
Evidently, then, there were other denizens on Mars than the wild and grotesque creatures into whose hands I had fallen, but the evidences of extreme antiquity which showed all around me indicated that these buildings might have belonged to some long-extinct and forgotten race in the dim antiquity of Mars.
The English author, on the other hand, without supposing him less of a conjuror than the Northern Warlock, can, you observed, only have the liberty of selecting his subject amidst the dust of antiquity, where nothing was to be found but dry, sapless, mouldering, and disjointed bones, such as those which filled the valley of Jehoshaphat.
The modern cheap and fertile press, with all its translations, has done little to bring us nearer to the heroic writers of antiquity.
For the hereditary prince has less cause and less necessity to offend; hence it happens that he will be more loved; and unless extraordinary vices cause him to be hated, it is reasonable to expect that his subjects will be naturally well disposed towards him; and in the antiquity and duration of his rule the memories and motives that make for change are lost, for one change always leaves the toothing for another.
I shall content myself with barely observing here, that of all the confederacies of antiquity, which history has handed down to us, the Lycian and Achaean leagues, as far as there remain vestiges of them, appear to have been most free from the fetters of that mistaken principle, and were accordingly those which have best deserved, and have most liberally received, the applauding suffrages of political writers.
Such a fallacy may have been the less perceived, as most of the popular governments of antiquity were of the democratic species; and even in modern Europe, to which we owe the great principle of representation, no example is seen of a government wholly popular, and founded, at the same time, wholly on that principle.
The Hymn is doubtless a very ancient form; but if no example of extreme antiquity survive this must be put down to the fact that until the age of literary consciousness, such things are not preserved.
The date, I may thus say, in regard to the remoteness of its antiquity, cannot be less than any assignable quantity whatsoever.
After peeping into several wine-shops, she stopped at the sign of the Good Republican Brutus of Antiquity, not far from the National Palace, once (and twice) the Tuileries, where the aspect of things rather took her fancy.
The surmise of my maturer years is that, bored by her interminable life, the venerable antiquity was simply yawning with ennui at every seam.
The scenery of the Bible is about you--the customs of the patriarchs are around you--the same people, in the same flowing robes, and in sandals, cross your path--the same long trains of stately camels go and come--the same impressive religious solemnity and silence rest upon the desert and the mountains that were upon them in the remote ages of antiquity, and behold, intruding upon a scene like this, comes this fantastic mob of green-spectacled Yanks, with their flapping elbows and bobbing umbrellas