Antique - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ænˈtiːk|  American pronunciation of the word antique
Brit.  |anˈtiːk|  British pronunciation of the word antique

noun

- an elderly man (syn: gaffer, old- timer)
- any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity
- shop for antiques
- give an antique appearance to (syn: antiquate)
- made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age
- out of fashion (syn: demode, ex, old- fashioned, old- hat, outmoded, passe)
- belonging to or lasting from times long ago (syn: age- old)

Examples

That car is an antique.

...their house is filled with rare antiques, including a collection of 19th-century African masks...

...studied shards from antique pots made by the Pueblos of the Southwest...

...loved to collect antique sugar tongs...

His loyalty to the Sovereign had something antique and touching in it.

The palace is full of priceless antiques.

They bought the clock at an antique shop in Bath.

a suit of rather antique appearance

the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness

The value of the antique is high.

That antique she bought at the flea market was a real find.

Although the table is brand-new, it has the look and feel of an antique.

She enjoys collecting antique teapots.

He made a pretty profit selling his antique car.

an antique car that is being carefully restored

Word forms

noun
singular: antique
plural: antiques
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