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Origin of antique

1520–30; earlier also anticke (<Middle French antique) <Latin antīiquus, antīicus in front, existing earler, ancient; cf. antic, posticum

synonym study for antique

2. See ancient1.

OTHER WORDS FROM antique

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH antique

antic, antique
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How to use antique in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for antique

antique
/ (ænˈtiːk) /

noun
adjective
verb
(tr) to give an antique appearance to

Word Origin for antique

C16: from Latin antīquus ancient, from ante before
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