archaic

  • 1 Archaic — may refer to a period of time preceding a classical period :*List of archaeological periods **Archaic period in Greece **Archaic period in the Americas **Early Dynastic Period of Egypt *Archaic Homo sapiens, people who lived about 300,000 to… …

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  • 2 archaic — [är kā′ik] adj. [Gr archaikos < archaios, old, ancient < archein, begin] 1. belonging to an earlier period; ancient 2. antiquated; old fashioned 3. that has ceased to be used except for special purposes, as in poetry, church ritual, etc.… …

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  • 3 Archaic — Ar*cha ic, a. [Gr. archai:ko s old fashioned, fr. archai^os ancient.] Of or characterized by antiquity or archaism; antiquated; obsolescent. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 archaic — I adjective ancient, antediluvian, antiquated, extinct, fossilized, medieval, obsolescent, obsolete, old, old fashioned, old world, outdated, outmoded, passe, prehistoric, primitive, superannuated, time worn II index antique, obsolete, old …

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  • 5 archaic — (adj.) 1810, from or by influence of Fr. archaique (1776), ultimately from Gk. arkhaikos old fashioned, from arkhaios ancient, from arkhe beginning (see ARCHON (Cf. archon)). Archaical is attested from 1799 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 archaic — obsolete, antiquated, antique, *old, ancient, antediluvian, venerable Antonyms: up to date Contrasted words: fresh, novel, *new, newfangled, new fashioned, modern, modernistic: fashionable, modish (see STYLISH) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 archaic — [adj] very old ancient, antiquated, antique, bygone, obsolete, olden, old fashioned, outmoded, out of date, passé, primitive, superannuated; concepts 578,797 Ant. current, modern, new, present, young …

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  • 8 archaic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) belonging to former or ancient times. 2) old or in an old fashioned style. DERIVATIVES archaically adverb. ORIGIN Greek arkhaios ancient …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 archaic — archaically, adv. /ahr kay ik/, adj. 1. marked by the characteristics of an earlier period; antiquated: an archaic manner; an archaic notion. 2. (of a linguistic form) commonly used in an earlier time but rare in present day usage except to… …

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  • 10 archaic — [[t]ɑː(r)ke͟ɪɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Archaic means extremely old or extremely old fashioned. ...archaic laws that are very seldom used... Archaic practices such as these are usually put forward by people of limited outlook. ...archaic… …

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  • 11 archaic — 1. noun /ɑɹˈkejɪk/ A general term for the prehistoric period intermediate between the earliest period (‘[ …

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  • 12 archaic — ar|cha|ic [a:ˈkeı ık US a:r ] adj [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: archaïque, from Greek archaikos, from archaios ancient ] 1.) old and no longer used = ↑outdated ≠ ↑modern ▪ archaic words 2.) old fashioned and needing to be replaced ▪ Ma …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 archaic — ar•cha•ic [[t]ɑrˈkeɪ ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) marked by the characteristics of an earlier period; antiquated: archaic ideas[/ex] 2) ling. (of a linguistic form) commonly used in an earlier time but rare in present day usage except to suggest an older time …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 archaic — adjective Etymology: French or Greek; French archaïque, from Greek archaïkos, from archaios Date: 1832 1. having the characteristics of the language of the past and surviving chiefly in specialized uses < an archaic word > 2. of, relating to, or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 ARCHAIC —    The period of full urbanization and/or state formation and the height of power of the Etruscans between approximately 580 and 400 BC. Artistically, the term archaic period acknowledges a parallelism to the Greek world and implies a process of… …

    Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • 16 archaic — ar|cha|ic [ ar keıık ] adjective 1. ) old and no longer used: archaic language a ) used about something that is very old fashioned and needs to be changed: archaic laws that forbid the sale of liquor on Sunday 2. ) relating to ancient times …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 archaic — adjective 1 old and no longer used: The English used in the letter is an archaic form. 2 old fashioned and needing to be replaced: The central heating in the building is positively archaic. 3 connected to ancient times …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 archaic — UK [ɑː(r)ˈkeɪɪk] / US [ɑrˈkeɪɪk] adjective 1) a) old and no longer used archaic language b) used about something that is very old fashioned and needs to be changed Britain s archaic licensing laws 2) relating to ancient times …

    English dictionary

  • 19 archaic — Ancient; old; in jungian psychology, denoting the ancestral past of mental processes. [G. archaikos, ancient] * * * ar·cha·ic är kā ik adj 1) typical of a previously dominant evolutionary stage <archaic features of a fossil skull> 2) having …

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  • 20 archaic — adj. Archaic is used with these nouns: ↑word …

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