Meaning of 'antique'

Find the meaning of the word ‘antique’

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Meaning of ‘antique’

7 definitions found.



out of fashion

Example: "a suit of rather antique appearance"

Synonyms: demode ex old-fashioned old-hat outmoded passe passee


belonging to or lasting from times long ago

Synonyms: age-old


made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age

Example: "the beautiful antique French furniture"


any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity


an elderly man

Synonyms: gaffer old-timer oldtimer old geezer


to give an antique appearance to

Example: "I antiqued the furniture to increase its value."

Synonyms: antiquate


to shop for antiques

Example: "The couple went antiquing since they disliked new household decorations."

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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