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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antique  \An*tique"\,  n.  [F.  See  {Antique},  a.  ] 
  In  general,  anything  very  old  but  in  a  more  limited  sense  a 
  relic  or  object  of  ancient  art;  collectively,  the  antique, 
  the  remains  of  ancient  art,  as  busts,  statues,  paintings,  and 
  vases. 
 
  Misshapen  monuments  and  maimed  antiques.  --Byron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antique  \An*tique"\,  a.  [F.,  fr  L.  antiquus  old  ancient, 
  equiv.  to  anticus,  from  ante  before  Cf  {Antic}.] 
  1.  Old  ancient;  of  genuine  antiquity;  as  an  antique  statue. 
  In  this  sense  it  usually  refers  to  the  flourishing  ages  of 
  Greece  and  Rome. 
 
  For  the  antique  world  excess  and  pride  did  hate. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antique 
  adj  1:  made  in  or  typical  of  earlier  times  and  valued  for  its  age; 
  "the  an  "beautiful  antique  French  furniture" 
  2:  out  of  fashion;  "a  suit  of  rather  antique  appearance"; 
  "demode  (or  outmoded)  attire";  "outmoded  ideas"  [syn:  {demode}, 
  {old-fashioned},  {old-hat(p)},  {outmoded},  {passe},  {passee}] 
  3:  belonging  to  or  lasting  from  times  very  long  ago;  "age-old 
  customs";  "Western  civilization  is  ancient";  "the  antique 
  fear  that  days  would  dwindle  away  to  complete  darkness" 
  [syn:  {age-old},  {ancient}] 
  n  1:  an  elderly  man  [syn:  {old-timer},  {mossback},  {gaffer},  {old 
  geezer}] 
  2:  any  piece  of  furniture  or  decorative  object  or  the  like 
  produced  in  a  former  period  and  valuable  because  of  its 
  beauty  or  rarity 
  v  1:  shop  for  antiques;  "We  went  antiquing  on  Saturday" 
  2:  give  an  antique  appearance  to  "antique  furniture"  [syn:  {antiquate}] 




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