verb (used with object), an·tiqued, an·ti·quing.
verb (used without object), an·tiqued, an·ti·quing.
Origin of antique
Synonyms for antique
Related Words for antiqueancient, heirloom, relic, antiquity, artifact, aged, elderly, superannuated, vestige, ruin, rarity, bygone, monument, obsolescent, obsolete, out-of-date, outdated, prehistoric
Examples from the Web for antique
Contemporary Examples of antique
The library in Williamsburg itself is illuminated with antique filament bulbs and everything inside is of the past or a nod to it.Blurred Lines at NY Sketchbook Museum
November 1, 2014
Fully when I got that call I was at an antique mall with my mom.
She was in a Chicago antique mall with her mom when she found out she got the audition.
For $4, he bought an antique picture frame and everything it contained.7 Historically Significant Artifacts Rescued by Happenstance
The Daily Beast
October 24, 2014
Dusty books, smoking pipes, tarot cards, and a Ouija board fill the antique furniture positioning any object as a clue.Escape the Room—New York's Hottest Game
September 15, 2014
Historical Examples of antique
They are what modern life has contributed to the antique ideal of friendship.De Profundis
So far she had only been set to do landscape, and laborious drawings of casts from the antique.The Incomplete Amorist
As Raphael is supposed to have said, all that was lacking to him was knowledge of the antique.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
And for art-lovers, what perennial beauty of an antique art is here.
Here, indeed, is an up-to-date hermit, not an antique troglodyte.
- a decorative object, piece of furniture, or other work of art created in an earlier period, that is collected and valued for its beauty, workmanship, and age
- (as modifier)an antique shop
Word Origin for antique
1530s, "aged, venerable," from Middle French antique "old" (14c.), from Latin antiquus (later anticus) "ancient, former, of olden times; old, long in existence, aged; venerable; old-fashioned," from PIE *anti in sense of "before" (see ante) + *okw- "appearance" (see eye (n.)). Originally pronounced in English like its parallel antic, but French pronunciation and spelling were adopted from c.1700.
"an old and collectible thing," 1771, from antique (adj.).
"to give an antique appearance to," 1896, from antique (adj.). Related: Antiqued; antiquing.