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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.


Similarold


Antonymsnew

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.


Synonymsage-old


Similarold


Antonymsnew


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.


Synonymsantiquate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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