antiquity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 13th century 1. ancient times; especially those before the Middle Ages 2. the quality of being ancient 3. plural a. relics or monuments (as coins, statues, or buildings) of ancient times b. matters relating to the life or culture of ancient times 4. the people of ancient times

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  • Antiquity — An*tiq ui*ty, n.; pl. {Antiquities}. [L. antiquitas, fr. antiquus: cf. F. antiquit[ e]. See {Antique}.] 1. The quality of being ancient; ancientness; great age; as, a statue of remarkable antiquity; a family of great antiquity. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Antiquity — may refer to: *Generally, ancient history, and may be used of any historical period before the Middle Ages. **More specifically it means the classical antiquity of Greece and Rome. **Late Antiquity is used of the period between classical… …   Wikipedia

  • Antiquity — Студийный альбом De/Vision …   Википедия

  • antiquity — [n1] old object antique, relic, ruin; concept 259 antiquity [n2] oldness age, ancientness, antiqueness, archaicism, archaism, elderliness, hoariness, old age, venerableness; concept 715 Ant. convention, modernity, newness antiquity [n3] …   New thesaurus

  • antiquity — (n.) late 14c., olden times, from O.Fr. antiquitet (11c.; Mod.Fr. antiquité) olden times; great age; old age, from L. antiquitatem (nom. antiquitas) ancient times, antiquity, venerableness, noun of quality from antiquus (see ANTIQUE (Cf. antique) …   Etymology dictionary

  • antiquity — [an tik′wə tē] n. pl. antiquities [ME & OFr antiquite < L antiquitas < antiquus: see ANTIQUE] 1. the early period of history, esp. before the Middle Ages 2. the quality of being ancient or old; great age [a statue of great antiquity] 3. the …   English World dictionary

  • antiquity — ► NOUN (pl. antiquities) 1) the distant past, especially before the Middle Ages. 2) an object from the distant past. 3) great age …   English terms dictionary

  • antiquity — noun 1 ancient times ADJECTIVE ▪ classical, Greek, Roman, etc. ▪ legends from Greek antiquity ▪ late ▪ remote …   Collocations dictionary

  • antiquity — [[t]æntɪ̱kwɪti[/t]] antiquities 1) N UNCOUNT Antiquity is the distant past, especially the time of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. ...famous monuments of classical antiquity... The town was famous in antiquity for its white bulls. 2) N …   English dictionary

  • antiquity — an|tiq|ui|ty [ænˈtıkwıti] n plural antiquities 1.) [U] ancient times in antiquity ▪ The common household fork was nearly unknown in antiquity. 2.) [U] the state of being very old ▪ a building of great antiquity 3.) [C usuall …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • antiquity — /an tik wi tee/, n., pl. antiquities. 1. the quality of being ancient; ancientness: a bowl of great antiquity. 2. ancient times; former ages: the splendor of antiquity. 3. the period of history before the Middle Ages. 4. the peoples, nations,… …   Universalium

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