antiquity Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"antiquity" in British English

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antiquitynoun

uk   /ænˈtɪk.wɪ.ti/  us   /-wə.t̬i/
[U] the distant past (= a ​longtime ago), ​especially before the sixth ​century: Cannabis has been used for ​medicinalpurposes since antiquity. Before ​creating this ​sculpture, she ​studied all the ​masterpieces of classical antiquity. [C] an ​object that was ​created a very ​longtime ago: Under ​Greeklaw, all antiquities that are ​discovered in Greece ​belong to the ​government.
(Definition of antiquity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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antiquitynoun [C/U]

 us   /ænˈtɪk·wɪ·t̬i/
the past, esp. before the Middle Ages (= before the sixth ​century), or something of ​greatage: [C] We ​spent some ​time in the ​museumlooking at ​Roman antiquities.
(Definition of antiquity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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