a very old person
a person who lived in ancient times
belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire
"ancient history"; "ancient civilizations such as those of the Etruscans and Sumerians"; "ancient Greece"
"an ancient mariner"
Having lasted from a remote period; having been of long duration; of great age; very old.
Existent or occurring in time long past, usually in remote ages; belonging to or associated with antiquity; old, as opposed to modern.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Antique refers to an ancient, antiquated to a discarded style. Antique is that which is either ancient in fact or ancient in style. The reference is to the style rather than to the age. We can speak of the antique architecture of a church just built. The difference between antiquated and antique is not in the age, for a Puritan style may be scorned as antiquated, while a Roman or Renaissance style may be prized as antique. The antiquated is not so much out of date as out of vogue. Old-fashioned may be used approvingly or contemptuously. In the latter case it becomes a synonym for antiquated; in the good sense it approaches the meaning of antique, but indicates less duration. We call a wide New England fireplace old-fashioned; a coin of the Cæsars, antique. Quaint combines the idea of age with a pleasing oddity; as, a quaint gambrel-roofed house. Antiquated is sometimes used of persons in a sense akin to superannuated. The antiquated person is out of style and out of sympathy with the present generation by reason of age; the superannuated person is incapacitated for present activities by reason of age. Compare OLD.
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antiqued means old fashioned, produced in a former period
an antiqued doorSubmitted by rinat on June 1, 2017
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How to use ancient in a sentence?
This is an ancient plant, but is one of the most toxic plants on the planet, it's strongly implicated in the induction of neurodegenerative disease.
The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, and excite the invention, prudence, skill and fortitude or the voyager. The martyrs of ancient times, in bracing their minds to outward calamities, acquired a loftiness of purpose and a moral heroism worth a lifetime of softness and security.
We found the dinosaur's huge vertebrae with the skull and the tail, but couldn't find any bones from the hands or the legs. So the locals began to say the long body looked just like a dragon from ancient Chinese stories.
It's really called the cradle of Western civilization, that's why this particular loss is so devastating, what was left on site was stunning in the information it was able to convey about ancient life.
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- قديم, عتيق, القديمةArabic
- vetust, anticCatalan, Valencian
- uralt, antikGerman
- muinainen, ikivanha, ammoinenFinnish
- antique, ancienFrench
- հնադարյան, հինավուրց, հինArmenian
- 古い, 古代Japanese
- vetus, senex, antiquus, priscusLatin
- eeuwenoud, oeroud, weleers, antiek, eertijdsDutch
- старинный, древний, античныйRussian
- star, starodrevan, drevanSerbo-Croatian
- uråldrig, antik, forntida, urgammal, fornSwedish
- eski, antik, antikaTurkish
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