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 antiquedconceal, cloak, camouflage, belie, deceive, hide, obscure, alter, antique, feign, color, whitewash, fake, redo, counterfeit, varnish, fudge, falsify, sham, beard
- 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.