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antique

noun [C] uk   us   /ænˈtiːk/
B1 something made in an earlier period that is collected and considered to have value because it is beautiful, rare, old, or of high quality: You can't give away Granny's old bookcase - it's a valuable antique. My mother collects antiques.
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antique

adjective uk   us   /ænˈtiːk/
B1 made in an earlier period and considered to have value because of being beautiful, rare, old, or of high quality: antique silver/jewellery/lace/furniture trading or relating to antiques: an antique dealer antique shops/markets/fairs/auctions
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