Antic
Antic An"tic, n. 1. A buffoon or merry-andrew; one that practices odd gesticulations; the Fool of the old play. [1913 Webster]

2. An odd imagery, device, or tracery; a fantastic figure. [1913 Webster]

Woven with antics and wild imagery. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. A grotesque trick; a piece of buffoonery; a caper. [1913 Webster]

And fraught with antics as the Indian bird That writhes and chatters in her wiry cage. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

4. (Arch.) A grotesque representation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

5. An antimask. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster]

Performed by knights and ladies of his court In nature of an antic. --Ford. [1913 Webster]


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  • Antic — An tic ([a^]n t[i^]k), a. [The same word as antique; cf. It. antico ancient. See {Antique}.] 1. Old; antique. (Zo[ o]l.) Lords of antic fame. Phaer. [1913 Webster] 2. Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous. [1913 Webster] The antic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Antic — An tic, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Anticked}, {Antickt}.] To make appear like a buffoon. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Antic — An tic, v. i. To perform antics. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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