I. noun Date: 1530 1. a relic or object of ancient times 2. a. a work of art, piece of furniture, or decorative object made at an earlier period and according to various customs laws at least 100 years ago b. a manufactured product (as an automobile) from an earlier period II. adjective Etymology: Middle French, from Latin antiquus, from ante before — more at ante- Date: 1528 1. existing since or belonging to earlier times ; ancient <
antique trade routes to the Orient
2. a. being in the style or fashion of former times <
antique manners and graces
b. made in or representative of the work of an earlier period <
antique mirrors
; also being an antique 3. selling or exhibiting antiques <
an antique show
Synonyms: see old III. verb (-tiqued; -tiquing) Date: 1923 transitive verb to finish or refinish in antique style ; give an appearance of age to <
antique a table
intransitive verb to shop around for antiques • antiquer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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