- 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[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[countable, usually plural] an object from ancient times Egyptian/Roman antiquities