antiquate

Definitions

  • Antique soldier
    Antique soldier
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v antiquate give an antique appearance to "antique furniture"
    • v antiquate make obsolete or old-fashioned
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest antique ever sold is the London Bridge. It was sold and moved Lake Havasu City, AZ in 1971.
    • v. t Antiquate To make old, or obsolete; to make antique; to make old in such a degree as to put out of use; hence, to make void, or abrogate. "Christianity might reasonably introduce new laws, and antiquate or abrogate old one."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: High-wire acts have been enjoyed since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Antique medals have been excavated from Greek islands depicting men ascending inclined cords and walking across ropes stretched between cliffs. The Greeks called these high-wire performers neurobates or oribates. In the Roman city of Herculaneum there is a fresco representing an aerialist high on a rope, dancing and playing a flute. Sometimes Roman tightrope walkers stretched cables between the tops of two neighboring hills and performed comic dances and pantomimes while crossing.
    • antiquate To make old or obsolete; make old and useless by substituting something newer and better.
    • antiquate Same as antiquated, p. a.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: No automobile made after 1924 should be designated as antique.
    • v.t Antiquate to make antique, old, or obsolete: to put out of use:—pr.p. an′tiquāting; pa.p. an′tiquāted
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Quotations

  • Thomas Fuller
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    “A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.”
  • William Hazlitt
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    “Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.”
  • Plutarch
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    “To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.”
  • A. C. Swinburne
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    “We shift and bedeck and bedrape us, thou art noble and nude and antique.”
  • Francis Bacon
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    “Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. antiquatus, p. p. of antiquare, fr. antiquus, ancient
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. antiquus, old, ancient—ante, before.

Usage

In literature:

One of the caps is a damaged antique; the other is an antique base upside down; neither column has any base.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
The antiquity of man is shown in racial differentiation.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The rape of women was a customary practice, not alone among the ancient Jews, but everywhere in antiquity.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
This may be shown over and over again by reference to the antique emblems, coins, and engravings of many nations.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II
Neither are arguments from the antiquity of language conclusive.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
The Romans, who have preserved so much of the Etruscans, had not, however, noticed a single fact recorded in these Etruscan antiquities.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Everything must have had a beginning, and the fog of time and antiquity should be penetrated to discover it.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
Another form of equal antiquity is the language of the Persepolitan and other arrow-headed inscriptions.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
This art is great just by the things which Antiquity did not.
"Euphorion" by Vernon Lee
The old church of St. Bride (Bridget) was of great antiquity.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
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In poetry:

The sandy glass hence bear -
Antique remembrancer;
My veins
Do spare its pains.
"To The Dead Cardinal Of Westminster" by Francis Thompson
His garments old and musty,
Of antique cut,
His body very lean and bony,
His eyes tight shut.
"Dicky" by Robert Graves
Till Hedonist and Stoic hold
Antique debates anew:
And hither return the virtues old
(Alas! and old vice too!).
"Dominions Of The Boundary" by Bernard O Dowd
An antique mirror this,
I like it not at all,
In this lonely room where the goblin gloom
Scowls from the arrased wall.
"The Mirror" by Madison Julius Cawein
Inside, a new landlord,
a new wife, a new broom!
Atlantic seaboard antique shop
pewter and plunder
shone in each room.
"The Old Flame" by Robert Lowell
I saw that most renowned maid,
Before her father falling,
Those savage hearts, within the shade
Of antique trees, appalling.
"A Song Of The Olden Time" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

Locals upset that antique and food market now wants a loading zone.
She would have the store, "Frogs on the Footbridge ," full to the brim with antiques and local art, if only she could stop it from flying out the door.
I MET my first two egg coddlers three years ago in the large antiques and flea market at 25th Street and the Avenue of the Americas.
Armstrong was handcuffed and led out of court on Friday for failing to comply with an order to turn over gold bars, antiques and company records.
Surveillance vendors are continually innovating products that streamline the antiquated fast- forwarding process.
Some modern shrub roses, raised for their reblooming through the season, retain some of the fragrance of the antiques.
Amitha Verma has gathered 25 antique and home-design dealers specializing in European products, many of them French, into her new antiques co-op, Village Antiques, on Blalock.
In "Let the Kids In" (editorial, Dec 8) you say that unlike the Frick , the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston "retains most of its original furnishings, including fragile antique furniture, wall hangings and personal objects.
Go to Alexander's Antiques on a Thursday night for the weekly estate-sale auction.
Around 11 pm, it'll be just you and a bunch of antiques dealers.
The basement was one of the few kid-friendly spaces in the house, which was decorated in exquisite antiques.
GALENA -The Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of two antique tractors.
Antique stores, fancy boutiques, studios where artists produce paintings, pottery and stained glass: Galena 's charms seem disproportionate to its size.
Judy Gambrel takes you on a quick tour of the General Store filled with antiques in her Rockford factory home.
We view England's monarchy as antiquated, shockingly costly, silly, or, at best, quaint.
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In science:

In all three such cases, tessellations have been well known since antiquity.
Explicit isoperimetric constants and phase transitions in the random-cluster model
The concept of mass having its root in great antiquity still remains fundamental.
About Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in the Field Theory with Fundamental Mass
Excellent (though somewhat antiquated) surveys are provided in [6, 9]. A third approach suggested in consists of buiding a quantum assembly language that can be emebedded in a classical program.
QuECT: A New Quantum Programming Paradigm
Landgrave of Hesse 360” about 1570 It appears that Tycho Brahe's a little older colleague, Wilhelm IV, called The Wise, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1532-92) was able to measure positions much better than Hipparchus/Ptolemy in the Antique.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
Measuring the distance to the Sun, needed to convert the stellar parallax measures into kilometres, renders an equally fascinating story as for the stars. Kepler wrote in 1620 that the distance must be at least three times larger than the antique (van Helden 1985). Ptolemy’s value was 1160 times the Earth’s radius.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
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