An"tic, v. i. To perform
An"tic, n. 1. A buffoon
or merry-andrew; one that practices odd gesticulations; the Fool of the old
2. An odd imagery, device, or tracery; a fantastic
Woven with antics and wild imagery.
3. A grotesque trick; a piece of buffoonery; a
And fraught with antics as the Indian bird
That writhes and chatters in her wiry cage.
4. (Arch.) A grotesque representation.
5. An antimask. [Obs. or R.]
Performed by knights and ladies of his court
In nature of an antic.
An"tic, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Anticked (?), Antickt.] To make appear like a
buffoon. [Obs.] Shak.
An"tic (?), a. [The same word as
antique; cf. It. antico ancient. See Antique.]
1. Old; antique. [Obs.] "Lords of antic
2. Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque;
The antic postures of a merry-
The Saxons . . . worshiped many idols, barbarous in name,
some monstrous, all antic for shape.