verb (used with object), an·tiqued, an·ti·quing.
verb (used without object), an·tiqued, an·ti·quing.
- antique glass,
Origin of antique
Examples from the Web for antique
The library in Williamsburg itself is illuminated with antique filament bulbs and everything inside is of the past or a nod to it.
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|DAILY BEAST
Dusty books, smoking pipes, tarot cards, and a Ouija board fill the antique furniture positioning any object as a clue.
All the incidents of the medieval fairy-tale are viewed from the antique standpoint.
It was full of antique jewelry, antique furniture, antique laces and antique pottery—all of the most fascinating description.Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad|Edith Van Dyne
The meaning of antic, a doublet of antique, has changed considerably, but the process is easy to follow.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)|Ernest Weekley
From this great, antique room they crossed the quadrangle and entered the kitchen of the establishment.Doctor Grimshawe's Secret|Nathaniel Hawthorne
The latter was bound in old leather covers, and its type was antique.Fighting the Sea|Edward A. Rand
- 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.