Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “archaic”

See all translations

archaic

adjective  /ɑrˈkeɪ·ɪk/ us  
of or belonging to the past; from an ancient period in history: Some people like to show off by using archaic words.
Translations of “archaic”
in Spanish Arcaico…
in Korean 구식의…
in Arabic عَتيق…
in Portuguese arcaico…
in Catalan arcaic…
in Japanese 時代遅れの, 旧式の…
in Italian arcaico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 古老的,古代的, 原始的…
in Russian устарелый…
in Turkish çok eski, güncel olmayan, geçerli olmayan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 古老的,古代的, 原始的…
in Polish archaiczny…
(Definition of archaic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of archaic?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “archaic” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More