- A collectible object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its considerable age: Pauline loves collecting antiques [as modifier]: an antique dealerMore example sentences
- A wide selection of quality antiques and collectables for sale.
- His hobbies include collecting antiques, hats and matches, opera, golf and of course, his horses.
- It's huge, vast, echoing, filled with pieces of Bali, antiques, art pieces, a huge chair collection.
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- 1(Of a collectible object) having a high value because of considerable age: an antique clockMore example sentences
- Get your antique treasures valued as part of Hextable Heritage Centre's annual heritage day.
- Very old pieces with their original finish should usually not be repainted or refinished as you may remove the indications of their authenticity and antique value.
- Her technique has a photographic quality that mimics antique silver gelatin prints.
- 1.1(Of a method of finishing a wooden surface) intended to resemble the appearance of antique furniture: bookshelves with an antique finishMore example sentences
- The distinctive finish on these mouldings is hand applied to create an antique appearance.
- All elements are placed on antique looking furniture, teapoys, plant stands and traditional Irani chairs.
- The crevices of the bead or charm are darkened to give it an antique appearance.
- 2Belonging to ancient times: statues of antique godsMore example sentences
- Upon them sat antique pots holding ancient plants nobly maintaining their vainglory and smugness as they grew greedily towards the late summer sunshine.
- During these centuries scores of collectors who saw themselves as connoisseurs of ancient civilizations brought antique marbles to England.
- He prized antique and ancient things and artifacts.
- 2.1Old-fashioned or outdated: trade unions defending antique work practicesMore example sentences
- It's very pretty… looks somewhat antique and old-fashioned.
- Unimpeded by antique censorship codes or outdated moral guidelines, they lent a painful emotional truth and sometimes savage sexual energy to characters who lived on the edge.
- The Post Office Room features a collection of antique telephones including old-fashioned manual exchanges.
- 2.2often • humorous Showing signs of great age or wear: an antique divorcee in reduced circumstancesMore example sentences
- Even though his vision could have easily been corrected he preferred to wear an antique pair of glasses.
- Musetta, looking like an overdressed silent-movie vamp, drives up with her ancient admirer in a sputtering antique automobile.
- Pinakos teeth were gritted, biting her pipe, and her frown was making even more wrinkles appear on her antique face.
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- 1 (antiques, antiquing, antiqued) [with object] (usually as adjective antiqued) Make (something) resemble an antique by artificial means: an antiqued doorMore example sentences
- Bronze, pewter and antiqued gold are all in the fashion frame, too, and will come over as breathtakingly sophisticated at any age.
- Oh and the inside is completely antiqued except for Rob's room, my room and my dad's big screen TV smack in the middle of my mom's ‘foyer’.
- I got her some letterpress stationery and I bought a reproduction campaign writing lap desk, and antiqued it, and carved her name in the lid.
- 2 (go antiquing) Shop in stores where antiques are sold: we would often go antiquing in search of furnishingsMore example sentences
- She gave me her sister's phone number but they were going antiquing, and you know Evangeline and antiques.
- Little things about him make me feel all warm and fuzzy: one day we went antiquing, and he was in one place in the shop while I was looking at vintage clothes in another.
- After checking out of our room we decided to go antiquing, boarding the number 14 bus on Kapahulu for the 10-minute ride north.
late 15th century (as an adjective): from Latin antiquus, anticus 'former, ancient', from ante 'before'.