An*tique" (?), a. [F., fr. L.
antiquus old, ancient, equiv. to anticus, from ante
before. Cf. Antic.]
1. Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an
antique statue. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing
ages of Greece and Rome.
For the antique world excess and pride did hate.
2. Old, as respects the present age, or a modern
period of time; of old fashion; antiquated; as, an antique
robe. "Antique words." Spenser.
3. Made in imitation of antiquity; as, the
antique style of Thomson's "Castle of Indolence."
4. Odd; fantastic. [In this sense, written
Syn. -- Ancient; antiquated; obsolete; antic; old-fashioned; old.
An*tique" (?), n. [F. See Antique,
a. ] In general, anything very old; but in a more
limited sense, a relic or object of ancient art; collectively, the
antique, the remains of ancient art, as busts, statues, paintings, and
Misshapen monuments and maimed antiques.