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

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archaicadjective

uk   /ɑːˈkeɪ.ɪk/  us   /ɑːr-/
of or ​belonging to an ​ancientperiod in ​history: an archaic ​system of ​government an archaic ​law/​rule/​language
archaically
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.kəl.i/
(Definition of archaic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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archaicadjective

 us   /ɑrˈkeɪ·ɪk/
of or ​belonging to the past; from an ​ancientperiod in ​history: Some ​people like to show off by using archaic words.
(Definition of archaic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “archaic”
in Korean 구식의…
in Arabic عَتيق…
in Malaysian kuno…
in Russian устарелый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 古老的,古代的, 原始的…
in Italian arcaico…
in Turkish çok eski, güncel olmayan, geçerli olmayan…
in Polish archaiczny…
in Spanish Arcaico…
in Vietnamese cổ…
in Portuguese arcaico…
in Thai โบราณ, ล้าสมัย…
in Catalan arcaic…
in Japanese 時代遅れの, 旧式の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 古老的,古代的, 原始的…
in Indonesian kuno…
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