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Definition 1: any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity - [noun denoting artifact]

(antique is a kind of ...) an artifact surviving from the past

Definition 2: an elderly man - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for antique in the sense of this definition

(antique is a kind of ...) a man who is very old

Definition 3: give an antique appearance to - [verb of change]

Samples where antique or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • antique furniture

Synonyms for antique in the sense of this definition

(antique is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 4: shop for antiques - [verb of possession]

Samples where antique or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We went antiquing on Saturday

(antique is a kind of ...) shop around; not necessarily buying

"I don't need help, I'm just browsing"

(antique belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

Definition 5: made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where antique or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the beautiful antique French furniture

(antique is similar to ...) of long duration; not new

"old tradition" "old house" "old wine" "old country" "old friendships" "old money"

Definition 6: out of fashion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where antique or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a suit of rather antique appearance
  • demode (or outmoded) attire
  • outmoded ideas

Synonyms for antique in the sense of this definition

(antique is similar to ...) not in accord with or not following current fashion

"unfashionable clothes" "melodrama of a now unfashionable kind"

Definition 7: belonging to or lasting from times long ago - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where antique or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • age-old customs
  • the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness

Synonyms for antique in the sense of this definition

(antique is similar to ...) of long duration; not new

"old tradition" "old house" "old wine" "old country" "old friendships" "old money"

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