noun, plural an·tiq·ui·ties.
- antireflection coating
Origin of antiquity
Examples from the Web for antiquity
“The origin of Brokpas is lost in antiquity,” a research article from the University of Delhi notes.
I just think the cold is blissful”—a pause for an inside-joke smile—“in my antiquity.
Still, the tradition of a hero with a younger, or everyman, acolyte stretches back to antiquity.Holy Homophobia, Batman! A Queer Reading of the Dark Knight|Rich Goldstein|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a center of Christian antiquity, Mosul is considered by many Middle Eastern Christians to be one of their holiest cities.ISIS Robs Christians Fleeing Its Edict in Mosul: Convert, Leave, or Die|Andrew Slater|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The danger of the 300 series is that it denies the same dimensionality to Greek antiquity.‘300’ Is a Misleading, Muscle-Bound Travesty of Ancient History|James Romm|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dr. Buchner assigns to them an antiquity of from seven thousand to ten thousand years.A Manual of the Antiquity of Man|J. P. MacLean
Our Edwards and Henries illustrate the almost unrivalled splendour and antiquity of the house of Brunswick.Constitutional History of England, volume 3 of 3|Henry Hallam
The princess's attitude was that of a priestess of antiquity.Christmas Stories from French and Spanish writers|Antoinette Ogden
Epaminondas is, perhaps, the brightest name of all antiquity.Life And Times Of Washington, Volume 2|John Frederick Schroeder
Where must we look for the origin of this delight in antiquity, and the preference shown for it?We Philologists, Volume 8 (of 18)|Friedrich Nietzsche
noun plural -ties
late 14c., "olden times," from Old French antiquitet (11c.; Modern French antiquité) "olden times; great age; old age," from Latin antiquitatem (nominative antiquitas) "ancient times, antiquity, venerableness," noun of quality from antiquus (see antique (adj.)). Specific reference to ancient Greece and Rome is from mid-15c.; meaning "quality of being old" is from about the same time. Antiquities "relics of ancient days" is from 1510s.