antiquity noun

1 ancient times

ADJ. classical, Greek, Roman, etc. legends from Greek antiquity | late | immemorial, remote

VERB + ANTIQUITY date from, survive from | be lost in The origins of this ancient structure are lost in antiquity.

PREP. from ~ a study of urban life from antiquity to the present day | in ~ vases that were manufactured in late classical antiquity

2 a work of art, etc. from ancient times

ADJ. classical, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, etc.

VERB + ANTIQUITY collect He collects Egyptian and Roman antiquities.

3 great age

ADJ. considerable, great the considerable antiquity of the rocks in this region