|1.||a. a decorative object, piece of furniture, or other work of art created in an earlier period, that is collected and valued for its beauty, workmanship, and age|
|b. (as modifier): an antique shop|
|2.||any object made in an earlier period|
|3.||the antique the style of ancient art, esp Greek or Roman art, or an example of it|
|4.||made in or in the style of an earlier period|
|5.||of or belonging to the distant past, esp of or in the style of ancient Greece or Rome|
|6.||informal old-fashioned; out-of-date|
|7.||archaic aged or venerable|
|8.||(of paper) not calendered or coated; having a rough surface|
|9.||(tr) to give an antique appearance to|
|[C16: from Latin antīquus ancient, from ante before]|
a relic or old object having aesthetic, historic, and financial value. Formerly, it referred only to the remains of the classical cultures of Greece and Rome; gradually, decorative arts-courtly, bourgeois, and peasant-of all past eras and places came to be considered antique.
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