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English adjective: antique

1. antique made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age

SamplesThe beautiful antique French furniture.



2. antique out of fashion

SamplesA suit of rather antique appearance.
Demode (or outmoded) attire.
Outmoded ideas.

Synonymsdemode, ex, old-fashioned, old-hat, outmoded, passe, passee

Similarunfashionable, unstylish

Antonymsfashionable, stylish

3. antique belonging to or lasting from times long ago

SamplesAge-old customs.
The antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness.




English noun: antique

1. antique (person) an elderly man

Synonymsgaffer, old geezer, old-timer, oldtimer

Broader (hypernym)graybeard, greybeard, Methuselah, old man

2. antique (artifact) any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

Broader (hypernym)antiquity

English verb: antique

1. antique (possession) shop for antiques

SamplesWe went antiquing on Saturday.

ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and antique

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)browse, shop

Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

2. antique (change) give an antique appearance to

SamplesAntique furniture.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

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