noun an·tiq·ui·ty \an-ˈti-kwə-tē\

: ancient times

: very great age

antiquities : objects from ancient times

plural an·tiq·ui·ties

Full Definition of ANTIQUITY

:  ancient times; especially :  those before the Middle Ages
:  the quality of being ancient
a :  relics or monuments (as coins, statues, or buildings) of ancient times
b :  matters relating to the life or culture of ancient times
:  the people of ancient times

Examples of ANTIQUITY

  1. The town dates from antiquity.
  2. A palace stood here in antiquity.
  3. a museum of Roman antiquities

First Known Use of ANTIQUITY

13th century

Other Archaeology Terms

Attic, Byzantine, Paleolithic, cairn, core, flint, horizon, neolithic, shard, stratum

Rhymes with ANTIQUITY


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