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

 an·tiq·ui·ty /ænˈtɪkwəti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·tiq·ui·ty n.; pl. Antiquities
 1. The quality of being ancient; ancientness; great age; as, a statue of remarkable antiquity; a family of great antiquity.
 2. Old age. [Obs.]
    It not your voice broken? . . . and every part about you blasted with antiquity?   --Shak.
 3. Ancient times; former ages; times long since past; as, Cicero was an eloquent orator of antiquity.
 4. The ancients; the people of ancient times.
    That such pillars were raised by Seth all antiquity hasvowed.   --Sir W. Raleigh.
 5. An old gentleman. [Obs.]
    You are a shrewd antiquity, neighbor Clench.   --B. Jonson.
 6. A relic or monument of ancient times; as, a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution.
 Note: [In this sense, usually in the plural.] “Heathen antiquities.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
      2: extreme oldness [syn: ancientness]
      3: an artifact surviving from the past