Associations to the word «Antiquity»


ANTIQUITY, noun. Ancient times; former ages; times long since past.
ANTIQUITY, noun. The ancients; the people of ancient times.
ANTIQUITY, noun. (obsolete) An old gentleman.
ANTIQUITY, noun. (history) The historical period preceding the Middle Ages (c. 500-1500), primarily relating to European history.
ANTIQUITY, noun. (often constructed as an uncountable plural) A relic or monument of ancient times; as, a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution.
ANTIQUITY, noun. State of being ancient or of ancient lineage.
ANTIQUITY, proper noun. The period of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.

Dictionary definition

ANTIQUITY, noun. The historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe.
ANTIQUITY, noun. Extreme oldness.
ANTIQUITY, noun. An artifact surviving from the past.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats