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archaic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Archaic  \Ar*cha"ic\,  a.  [Gr.  'archai:ko`s  old-fashioned,  fr 
  'archai^os  ancient.] 
  Of  or  characterized  by  antiquity  or  archaism;  antiquated; 
  obsolescent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  archaic 
  adj  1:  so  extremely  old  as  seeming  to  belong  to  an  earlier  period; 
  "a  ramshackle  antediluvian  tenement";  "antediluvian 
  ideas";  "archaic  laws"  [syn:  {antediluvian},  {antiquated}] 
  2:  little  evolved  from  or  characteristic  of  an  earlier 
  ancestral  type  "archaic  forms  of  life";  "primitive 
  mammals";  "the  okapi  is  a  short-necked  primitive  cousin  of 
  the  giraffe"  [syn:  {primitive}] 




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