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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  2.  Old  as  respects  the  present  age,  or  a  modern  period  of 
  time;  of  old  fashion;  antiquated;  as  an  antique  robe. 
  ``Antique  words.''  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  Made  in  imitation  of  antiquity;  as  the  antique  style  of 
  Thomson's  ``Castle  of  Indolence.'' 
 
  4.  Odd;  fantastic.  [In  this  sense  written  {antic}.] 
 
  Syn:  Ancient;  antiquated;  obsolete;  antic;  old-fashioned; 
  old  See  {Ancient}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antic  \An"tic\,  a.  [The  same  word  as  antique;  cf  It  antico 
  ancient.  See  {Antique}.] 
  1.  Old  antique.  (Zo["o]l.)  ``Lords  of  antic  fame.''  --Phaer. 
 
  2.  Odd;  fantastic;  fanciful;  grotesque;  ludicrous. 
 
  The  antic  postures  of  a  merry-andrew.  --Addison. 
 
  The  Saxons  .  .  .  worshiped  many  idols,  barbarous  in 
  name  some  monstrous,  all  antic  for  shape.  --Fuller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antic  \An"tic\,  n. 
  1.  A  buffoon  or  merry-andrew;  one  that  practices  odd 
  gesticulations;  the  Fool  of  the  old  play. 
 
  2.  An  odd  imagery,  device,  or  tracery;  a  fantastic  figure. 
 
  Woven  with  antics  and  wild  imagery.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  A  grotesque  trick;  a  piece  of  buffoonery;  a  caper. 
 
  And  fraught  with  antics  as  the  Indian  bird  That 
  writhes  and  chatters  in  her  wiry  cage.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  4.  (Arch.)  A  grotesque  representation.  [Obs.] 
 
  5.  An  antimask.  [Obs.  or  R.] 
 
  Performed  by  knights  and  ladies  of  his  court  In 
  nature  of  an  antic.  --Ford. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antic  \An"tic\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Anticked},  {Antickt}.] 
  To  make  appear  like  a  buffoon.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antic  \An"tic\,  v.  i. 
  To  perform  antics. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antic 
  adj  :  ludicrously  odd;  "Hamlet's  assumed  antic  disposition"; 
  "fantastic  Halloween  costumes";  "a  grotesque  reflection 
  in  the  mirror"  [syn:  {fantastic},  {fantastical},  {grotesque}] 
  n  :  a  ludicrous  or  grotesque  act  done  for  fun  and  amusement 
  [syn:  {joke},  {prank},  {trick},  {caper}] 
  v  :  act  as  or  like  a  clown  [syn:  {clown},  {clown  around}] 




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