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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 an·tic /ˈæntɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·tic a.
 1. Old; antique. Zool. “Lords of antic fame.”
 2. Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous.
    The antic postures of a merry-andrew.   --Addison.
    The Saxons . . . worshiped many idols, barbarous in name, some monstrous, all antic for shape.   --Fuller.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·tic, n.
 1. A buffoon or merry-andrew; one that practices odd gesticulations; the Fool of the old play.
 2. An odd imagery, device, or tracery; a fantastic figure.
    Woven with antics and wild imagery.   --Spenser.
 3. A grotesque trick; a piece of buffoonery; a caper.
 And fraught with antics as the Indian bird
 That writhes and chatters in her wiry cage.   --Wordsworth.
 4. Arch. A grotesque representation. [Obs.]
 5. An antimask. [Obs. or R.]
 Performed by knights and ladies of his court
 In nature of an antic.   --Ford.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·tic, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Anticked Antickt.] To make appear like a buffoon. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·tic, v. i. To perform antics.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·tique a.
 1. Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome.
    For the antique world excess and pride did hate.   --Spenser.
 2. Old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of time; of old fashion; antiquated; as, an antique robe. Antique words.”
 3. Made in imitation of antiquity; as, the antique style of Thomson's “Castle of Indolence.”
 4. Odd; fantastic. [In this sense, written antic.]
 Syn: -- Ancient; antiquated; obsolete; antic; old-fashioned; old. See Ancient.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : ludicrously odd; "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition";
            "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection
            in the mirror" [syn: fantastic, fantastical, grotesque]
      n : a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
          [syn: joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on]
      v : act as or like a clown [syn: clown, clown around]