antiquity

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noun an·tiq·ui·ty \an-ˈti-kwə-tē\

Definition of antiquity

plural

antiquities

  1. 1 :  ancient times; especially :  those before the Middle Ages a town that dates from antiquity

  2. 2 :  the quality of being ancient a castle of great antiquity

  3. 3 antiquities plural a :  relics or monuments (such as coins, statues, or buildings) of ancient times a museum of Greek antiquitiesb :  matters relating to the life or culture of ancient times the study of Germanic antiquities

  4. 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

Origin and Etymology of antiquity

see 1antique


First Known Use: 13th century


ANTIQUITY Defined for English Language Learners

antiquity

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noun an·tiq·ui·ty \an-ˈti-kwə-tē\

Definition of antiquity for English Language Learners

  • : ancient times

  • : very great age

  • antiquities : objects from ancient times


ANTIQUITY Defined for Kids

antiquity

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noun an·tiq·ui·ty \an-ˈti-kwə-tē\

Definition of antiquity for Students

  1. 1 :  ancient times The town dates from antiquity.

  2. 2 :  very great age a castle of great antiquity



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