[ an-ti-kwey-tid ]
/ ˈæn tɪˌkweɪ tɪd /


continued from, resembling, or adhering to the past; old-fashioned: antiquated attitudes.
no longer used; obsolete or obsolescent: The spinning wheel is an antiquated machine.
aged; old:

Nearby words

  1. antiq.,
  2. antiquarian,
  3. antiquark,
  4. antiquary,
  5. antiquate,
  6. antiquation,
  7. antique,
  8. antique glass,
  9. antiqued,
  10. antiquely

Origin of antiquated

First recorded in 1615–25; antiquate + -ed2

Related formsan·ti·qua·ted·ness, nounun·an·ti·quat·ed, adjective

Synonym study


[ an-ti-kweyt ]
/ ˈæn tɪˌkweɪt /

verb (used with object), an·ti·quat·ed, an·ti·quat·ing.

to make obsolete, old-fashioned, or out of date by replacing with something newer or better: This latest device will antiquate the ice-cube tray.
to design or create in an antique style; cause to appear antique.

Origin of antiquate

1400–50; late Middle English antiquat old < Medieval Latin antīquātus old, ancient, past participle of antiquāre to put in an earlier state, verbal derivative of Latin antīquus; see antique

Related formsan·ti·qua·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for antiquated


/ (ˈæntɪˌkweɪtɪd) /


outmoded; obsolete
aged; ancient
Derived Formsantiquatedness, noun


/ (ˈæntɪˌkweɪt) /

verb (tr)

to make obsolete or old-fashioned
to give an old or antique appearance to

Word Origin for antiquate

C15: from Latin antīquāre to make old, from antīquus ancient

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Word Origin and History for antiquated



1620s, past participle adjective from antiquate (1530s) "to make old or obsolete," from Latin antiquatus, past participle of antiquare (see antique (adj.)). An older adjective in the same sense was antiquate (early 15c.), from Latin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper