Antiquity (noun)

  1. The ancient past, especially the period of classical civilization in Greece and Rome.
  2. An object or custom from the ancient past.


Late middle english: from latin antiquitas, from antiquus "ancient".


  1. The ruins of the ancient city are a reminder of the antiquity of human civilization.
  2. The museum had many artifacts from antiquity on display.
  3. The study of antiquity is essential to understanding the roots of Western civilization.
  4. The term "antiquity" is often used to refer to ancient Greece and Rome.
  5. The art of antiquity has had a profound influence on modern art.
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