ANTIQUE, adjective antee'k. [Latin antiquus, probably from ante.]
1. Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; in this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome; as an antique statue.
2. Old, as it respects the present age, or a modern period of time; of old fashion, as an antique robe.
3. Odd; wild; fanciful; more generally written antic.
ANTIQUE, noun antee'k. In general, any thing very old; but in a more limited sense, the remains of ancient artists, as busts, statues, paintings and vases, the works of Grecian and Roman antiquity.