antiquity

noun an·tiq·ui·ty \ an-ˈti-kwə-tē \

Definition of antiquity

plural antiquities
1 :ancient times; especially :those before the Middle Ages
  • a town that dates from antiquity
2 :the quality of being ancient
  • a castle of great antiquity
3 antiquities plural
a :relics or monuments (such as coins, statues, or buildings) of ancient times
  • a museum of Greek antiquities
b :matters relating to the life or culture of ancient times
  • the study of Germanic antiquities
4 :the people of ancient times
  • records left by antiquity

Examples of antiquity in a Sentence

  1. The town dates from antiquity.

  2. A palace stood here in antiquity.

  3. a museum of Roman antiquities

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Origin and Etymology of antiquity


ANTIQUITY Defined for English Language Learners

antiquity

noun

Definition of antiquity for English Language Learners

  • : ancient times

  • : very great age

  • antiquities : objects from ancient times


ANTIQUITY Defined for Kids

antiquity

noun an·tiq·ui·ty \ an-ˈti-kwə-tē \

Definition of antiquity for Students

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


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