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Definition of antiquity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. antiquities)
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  1. 1[uncountable] the ancient past, especially the times of the Greeks and Romans The statue was brought to Rome in antiquity. classical antiquity a study of society from late antiquity to the fifteenth century
  2. 2[uncountable] the state of being very old or ancient A number of the monuments are of considerable antiquity. Archaeologists found 40 bodies of varying antiquity in the area.
  3. 3[countable, usually plural] an object from ancient times Egyptian/Roman antiquities
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