antiquity antiquity  /æn ˈtɪ kwə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) extreme oldness
  2. (n) an artifact surviving from the past
  3. (n) the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe

Usage(s):

  1. Very quickly, however, Piltdown became a synonym for phony; and England's claim to antiquity was cut short by several hundred thousand years.
  2. Plenty of archaeological sites date back that far, or nearly so, but scientists have found only about 50 skeletons of such antiquity, most of them fragmentary.
  3. War in antiquity rarely matched the heroism of its myths it was ugly, nasty and desperate.

News

  1. Historical Society Holding Huge Yard Sale To Rebuild Rocklin’s First Firehouse

    The Rocklin Historical Society is holding one of the city's largest yard sales to raise money towards creating a piece of antiquity for years to come.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: CBS Sacramento

  2. Heads up: The bust is making a comeback

    No matter where your gaze traveled at the recent High Point Furniture Market, it landed on a bust. Not the kind that comes in cup sizes, but the portraits sculpted since antiquity to memorialize the memorable or the wealthy.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

  3. What part of Colorado should be the 8th Wonder of the World?

    KUSA - Various lists of the Wonders of the World have been compiled from antiquity to the present day, to catalogue the world's most spectacular natural wonders and man-made structures.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: 9 News Denver

Quotes

  1. Benedict said in his homily, and wondered aloud whether people have "imitated, perhaps inadvertently, the pagans of antiquity?"
    on Sep 13, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "I was so pleased to see that this kind of, I don't know, institutionalized antiquity can work," MacLaine said during a telephone interview from her home in New Mexico. "This whole project was a `heartback,' let's say, of going back in time...
    on Dec 10, 2008 By: Shirley MacLaine Source: CTV.ca

  3. "It runs the risk of being viewed as an antiquity, instead of a living symbol of Armenian culture and spiritual life," said Phillips, executive director of The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, in New York City.
    on Mar 23, 2007 By: David Atlee Phillips Source: International Herald Tribune

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