Meaning of ANTIQUE in English

ANTIQUE

adjective

1

BAD : There is a beautiful antique church in the centre of the town.

GOOD : There is a beautiful old church in the centre of the town.

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Antique is used for objects (NOT buildings): 'The upper-middle class have become collectors of antique furniture.'

2

BAD : He has made a lot of money from selling antique things.

GOOD : He has made a lot of money from selling antiques.

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an antique (NOT an antique thing ): 'Some of these antiques must be worth a fortune.'

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