The quality of being ancient; ancientness; great age; as, a statue of remarkable antiquity; a family of great antiquity.
- Ancient times, especially the times preceding the Middle Ages.
- The people, especially the writers and artisans, of ancient times: inventions unknown to antiquity.
- The quality of being old or ancient; considerable age: a carving of great antiquity.
- Something, such as an object or a relic, belonging to or dating from ancient times. Often used in the plural.