antique

Definitions

  • Antique soldier
    Antique soldier
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj antique out of fashion "a suit of rather antique appearance","demode (or outmoded) attire","outmoded ideas"
    • adj antique belonging to or lasting from times long ago "age-old customs","the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness"
    • adj antique made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age "the beautiful antique French furniture"
    • v antique give an antique appearance to "antique furniture"
    • v antique shop for antiques "We went antiquing on Saturday"
    • n antique any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity
    • n antique an elderly man
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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.
    • n Antique In general, anything very old; but in a more limited sense, a relic or object of ancient art; collectively, the antique, the remains of ancient art, as busts, statues, paintings, and vases. "Misshapen monuments and maimed antiques ."
    • Antique Made in imitation of antiquity; as, the antique style of Thomson's “Castle of Indolence.”
    • Antique Odd; fantastic.
    • Antique Old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of time; of old fashion; antiquated; as, an antique robe. "Antique words."
    • Antique Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome. "For the antique world excess and pride did hate."
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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.
    • antique Having existed in ancient times; belonging to or having come down from antiquity; ancient: often specifically referring to Greece and Rome: as, an antique statue.
    • antique Belonging to former times, as contrasted with modern; having the form and characteristics of an earlier day; of old fashion: as, an antique robe.
    • antique Fantastic; fanciful; odd; wild; antic. See antic, 4.
    • antique In bookbinding, embossed without gold.
    • n antique The style or manner of ancient times, specifically of Greek and Roman antiquity: used especially of art. In this sense used only in the singular, and preceded by the definite article: as, fond of the antique; copied from the antique.
    • n antique Any relic of antiquity; specifically, an example of Greek or Roman art, especially in sculpture.
    • n antique The name given by American type-founders to a style of type of thick and bold face, of the regular Roman model, in which all lines are of equal or nearly equal thickness: called Egyptian by British type-founders. The type used for title-words in this dictionary is condensed antique.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: No automobile made after 1924 should be designated as antique.
    • adj Antique an-tēk′ ancient: of a good old age, olden (now generally rhetorical in a good sense): old-fashioned, after the manner of the ancients
    • n Antique anything very old: ancient relics: an American name for a kind of type of thick and bold face in which the lines are of equal thickness—Egyptian in England
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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
    Plutarch
    “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
    A. C. Swinburne
    “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
F., fr. L. antiquus, old, ancient, equiv. to anticus, from ante, before. Cf. Antic

Usage

In literature:

The Jacobean furniture, antique mirrors, and bedstead with silken drapings were in keeping with the room.
"The Hand in the Dark" by Arthur J. Rees
Its antiquity, beauty of architecture, and the many interesting events connected with its history, claim particular notice.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
The great antiquity of the Ramman cult in Assyria argues against a foreign origin.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
Although we can only state what was then the fashion, if Vannozza had any taste for antiquities her salon must have been adorned with them.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
The study of the antique did not much delight him.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)" by Shearjashub Spooner
The antiquity of this work is of itself sufficient to make it very curious.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
I then spent about three hours in exploring the Roman antiquities of the place when it bore the name of Scythopolis.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
The later poets represent Pegasus as being at the service of the Muses, and for this reason he is more celebrated in modern times than in antiquity.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
They are nearly all bound in vellum, and thus retain their antique appearance without as well as within.
"The Booklover and His Books" by Harry Lyman Koopman
An antique Head, done in brown.
"Rembrandt and His Works" by John Burnet
Whatever the fallacy may be, not a few are beguiled into thinking that its antiquity should command respect.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Two deep rocking-chairs matched the antique low-backed chairs.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
He familiarized a much wider circle than the earlier humanists had reached with the spirit of antiquity.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
In antique morocco, padded calf, or tree-calf, $10.00.
"Ticknor and Company Book Catalog (1887)" by Ticknor and Company
Evidences of the Antiquity of Man,' 1863, chap.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)" by Charles Darwin
We know no more of their antiquities than we do of those of the Samoyeds or the Australasians.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
These adventures are common in antiquity, but very rare in our days, in which all things have degenerated.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The antiquity of the usage may also be pleaded in justification, since it was practised by the earliest philosophers.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
That they are of very high antiquity is enough to inform us how gross and ferocious the manners of that antiquity were.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
To kiss was the ordinary manner of salutation throughout all antiquity.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
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In poetry:

She rose; she heard the draw-bridge chains
Loud clanking down the valley;
She mark'd the yellow torches shine
Between the antique groves of Pine—
Bright'ning each gloomy alley.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
Where at each coign of every antique street,
A memory hath taken root in stone:
There, Raleigh shone; there, toil'd Franciscan feet;
There, Johnson flinch'd not, but endured alone.
"Oxford" by Lionel Pigot Johnson
Perchance in slow procession to meet,
Wearily, wearily,
In antique, narrow, high-gabled street,
Wearily, wearily;
Thine eyes dark-lifted to mine, and then
Heavily sinking to earth again!
"If I Were A Monk, And If Thou Wert A Nun" by George MacDonald
A love for the antiquities
His honest hold, his birthright is!
And things unheard of or unread,
Defaced by moth or rust or mold,
To him are treasures more than gold,
Ay, than his daily bread.
"The Antiquarian" by Hattie Howard
Juan Ponce de Leon, by the Devil led,
With years weighed down and crammed with antique lore,
Seeing age branch his stubby locks still more,
The far seas scoured to find Health's Fountain-head.
"Youth" by Jose Maria de Heredia y Giraud
There is a language fossils speak:
'Tis not like Latin, much less Greek,
But quite as dead and antiquate
Its silent syllables, and cold;
But ah, what meanings they unfold,
What histories relate!
"The Antiquarian" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Furniture, Antiques, Electronics, Appliances, Household & Office Items, Auto Parts, Sport Equipment, Clothes, Tools, Toys, etc.
New Orleans-made derringer gun discovered in fresh-to-market antiques auction.
Lori Hedtler, owner of Devonia Antiques for Dining, is seen in the recently reopened shop at 5 Charles St.
I never spend enough time going to antique stores for a couple of reasons.
With 24 years of experience, I have seen significant changes in the field of Antiques.
In Forestville, the custom since the 1970s has been to ring in the new school year using the district's antique bell.
More Resources For Antiques Collectors & Sellers.
Antique Thanksgiving Platters and Dinnerware .
Garrison Brothers use local ingredients and antique machinery to create the smooth spirit.
What it showcases instead is an antique intercom box, a symbolic display indeed.
She was a former fashion editor who co-founded Angels Attic, a Santa Monica museum devoted to antique and contemporary dollhouses, toys and miniatures.
She was a former fashion editor who co-founded Angels Attic, a Santa Monica museum devoted to antique and contemporary dollhouses , toys and miniatures.
Houston's Hen House, antiques, collectible and upscale resale shop in Conover Square Mall, Oregon, Ill. Is celebrating its fifth year in business.
Beats Antique will be headlining a stellar lineup at the first ever HUSH HUSH festival this Saturday, September 24th, and we've got a free MP3 download for you to enjoy.
As co-hosts of PBS's acclaimed Antiques Roadshow series, twins Leigh and Leslie Keno are two of television's most recognized furniture appraisers and authorities on antiques.
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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
The need for these adjustments is appreciated by a general public having learned it from a young age, and the requirement for leap days has been known since antiquity; for without leap-day insertions, the dates of a 365-day calendar would start to lose their familiar relationship with the seasons.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation
Planetology is defined as a branch of astronomy and physics pertaining to the study of planets. Its origins can not be traced precisely, because first purely logical and philosophical considerations on the "wandering stars" were made already in antiquity.
Semiclassical planetology : some results
When one spells out the word electromagnetic interaction, it is manifestly a union of two other forces known through antiquity, viz., the electric and magnetic forces.
Fundamental particles and their interactions
So it is perfect for all practical purposes. The perfection of the mass consensus working worldview is maintained by a dynam ic dialectic. This dialectic has been underway since antiquity.
Ten Incredibly Dangerous Software Ideas
This greater antiquity is in accordance with the ideas of van der Waerden,14 who ascribes a primitive epicycle theory to the Pythagoreans.
Early Theories on the Distance to the Sun
Dreyer,: A history of astronomy, Dover, 1953. 4 For a simple introduction to the Ptolemaic system see: Neugebauer, O.: The exact sciences in antiquity, Dover, 1969.
Quasi periodic motions from Hipparchus to Kolmogorov
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