Of or characterized by antiquity or archaism; antiquated; obsolescent.
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of a much earlier, often more primitive period, especially one that develops into a classical stage of civilization: an archaic bronze statuette; Archaic Greece.
- No longer current or applicable; antiquated: archaic laws. See Synonyms at old.
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of words and language that were once in regular use but are now relatively rare and suggestive of an earlier style or period.