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Antique


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.