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antiquity

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

1
:  ancient times; especially :  those before the Middle Ages
2
:  the quality of being ancient
3
plural
a :  relics or monuments (as coins, statues, or buildings) of ancient times
b :  matters relating to the life or culture of ancient times
4
:  the people of ancient times
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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

ANTIQUITY Defined for Kids

antiquity

noun an·tiq·ui·ty \an-ˈti-kwə-tē\

Definition of ANTIQUITY for Kids

1
:  ancient times <The town dates from antiquity.>
2
:  very great age <a castle of great antiquity>

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