• Antique soldier
    Antique soldier
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj antiquated so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement","antediluvian ideas","archaic laws"
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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.
    • a Antiquated Grown old. Hence: Bygone; obsolete; out of use; old-fashioned; as, an antiquated law. "Antiquated words.""Old Janet, for so he understood his antiquated attendant was denominated."
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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.
    • antiquated Grown old; obsolete or obsolescent; ill adapted to present use; old-fashioned: said of things: as, an antiquated law.
    • antiquated Advanced in years; rendered incapable by age; superannuated.
    • antiquated Synonyms Ancient, Old, Antique, etc. See ancient.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: No automobile made after 1924 should be designated as antique.
    • adj Antiquated grown old, or out of fashion: obsolete: superannuated
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  • Thomas Fuller
    “A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “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
    “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
    “Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. antiquus, old, ancient—ante, before.


In literature:

It is worth noting that the well-read Athenaeus, conversant with most authors of Antiquity makes no mention of the Apicius book.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
The curiosities in the department of antiquity of the museum are of intense interest.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
The town of Flint, it is conjectured, was originally a Roman camp, from the design and the antiquities found there.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Anstis on the Antiquity of Seals, the MS., 610.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
This is a religious position very frequently met with in antiquity.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
Among the good antique Persian rugs there are about thirty designs, all having different borders.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
Thus, through the sculpture of the Pisans the painting of the school of Giotto received at second-hand the teachings of antiquity.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879" by Various
I am very much engaged in writing a paper on modern antiquities.
"Our Next-Door Neighbors" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
Its foundation is supposed to be of very high antiquity.
"Architectural Antiquities of Normandy" by John Sell Cotman
It largely dominated later antiquity by its imaginative and emotional power.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray

In poetry:

You show the lovely wayside rose
Whose antique grace is born anew
To eyes of grief. Grief only knows
How tender is the sunset's hue.
"Silence And Solitude" by Annie Adams Fields
The curtains, lazy and delicate,
billow and flutter and drop
like the Victorian skirts
of my two maiden aunts
who kept an antique shop.
"Flee On Your Donkey" by Anne Sexton
Death, thou'rt a cordial old and rare:
Look how compounded, with what care!
Time got his wrinkles reaping thee
Sweet herbs from all antiquity.
"The Stirrup-Cup" by Sidney Lanier
It might have been a warrior's home,
The home of chiefs who dealt in scars,
Its walls were antique and its dome
Was flaming with a thousand stars.
"The Youthful Villager And The Hermit" by James Madison Bell
East Bay, some tea and talk, them home by King.
The horses have an antiquated plod;
The team is old, but not too old to balk
If driven north of Broad.
"Beyond Debate" by William Hervey Allen Jr
How shall we grace the day?
With feast, and song, and dance, and antique sports,
And shout of happy children in the courts,
And tales of ghost and fay?
"Christmas" by Henry Timrod

In news:

ANTIQUES Fig-shaped glass containers held sugar, salt.
The Antique Series of lamps features a carbon filament with simulated oil-rubbed glass.
The Antique Series of lamps features a carbon filament with simulated oil-rubbed glass to produce a classic, old-fashioned feel.
Volunteer Fire Department pay their respects as a fire-engine red casket bearing David Kottke is carried from Capaul's Funeral Home to an antique fire truck Saturday.
GCFD benefit for antique fire engine.
Antique fish lure collectors gathering in Fort Wayne.
Man stole more than $60,000 worth of antique fishing gear .
Bureau County stolen antique fishing gear .
The flask was the top lot in an auction dedicated mainly to antique bottles, flasks , pottery, antiques and Americana.
Antique eating utensils can date back centuries.
Antique collectors are highly encouraged to come.
As with other global markets, the weakening economy and events in the the Middle East took their toll on antiques buying in 1990.
Cookies, brownies, and other baked goods make delightful seasonal gifts, especially when you wrap them yourself in homey antique tinware.
Articles on Asian art and antiques.
Metal glider & chairs, antiques, fishing equip.

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