antiquity

Definitions:

  • Ancient times, especially the times preceding the Middle Ages.
  • The people, especially the writers and artisans, of ancient times.
  • The quality of being old or ancient; considerable age.
  • Something, such as an object or a relic, belonging to or dating from ancient times.
  • The quality of being ancient; ancientness; great age: as, a family of great <em>antiquity.</em>
  • Ancient times; former ages; times long since past: as, Demosthenes was the most eloquent orator of <em>antiquity.</em>
  • The ancients collectively; the people of ancient times.
  • An old person.
  • That which is ancient, or belongs to old or ancient times; something left by or peculiar to the ancients: generally in the plural: as, Greek or Egyptian <em>antiquities.</em>
  • The quality of being ancient; ancientness; great age
  • Old age.
  • Ancient times; former ages; times long since past.
  • The ancients; the people of ancient times.
  • An old gentleman.
  • A relic or monument of ancient times; as, a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution. [In this sense, usually in the plural.]
  • Ancient times; former ages; times long since past
  • The ancients; the people of ancient times.
  • An old gentleman.
  • A relic or monument of ancient times; as, a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution.
  • extreme oldness
  • an artifact surviving from the past
  • the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
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