Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Anti-Semitism noun Opposition to, or hatred of, Semites, esp. Jews. -- An`ti-Sem"ite noun -- An`ti-Sem*it"ic adjective

Antiquarianism noun Character of an antiquary; study or love of antiquities. Warburton.

Antiquarianize intransitive verb To act the part of an antiquary. [ Colloq.]

Antiquary adjective [ Latin antiquarius , from antiquus ancient. See Antique .] Pertaining to antiquity. [ R.] "Instructed by the antiquary times." Shak.

Antiquary noun ; plural Antiquaries One devoted to the study of ancient times through their relics, as inscriptions, monuments, remains of ancient habitations, statues, coins, manuscripts, etc.; one who searches for and studies the relics of antiquity.

Antiquate transitive verb [ Latin antiquatus , past participle of antiquare , from antiquus ancient.] To make old, or obsolete; to make antique; to make old in such a degree as to put out of use; hence, to make void, or abrogate.

Christianity might reasonably introduce new laws, and antiquate or abrogate old one.
Sir M. Hale.

Antiquated adjective Grown old. Hence: Bygone; obsolete; out of use; old-fashioned; as, an antiquated law. " Antiquated words." Dryden.

Old Janet, for so he understood his antiquated attendant was denominated.
Sir W. Scott.

Syn. -- Ancient; old; antique; obsolete. See Ancient .

Antiquatedness noun Quality of being antiquated.

Antiquateness noun Antiquatedness. [ Obsolete]

Antiquation noun [ Latin antiquatio , from antiquare .] The act of making antiquated, or the state of being antiquated. Beaumont.

Antique adjective [ French, from Latin antiquus old, ancient, equiv. to anticus , from ante before. Confer Antic .]


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." Spenser.

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 .

Antique noun [ French See Antique , adjective ] In general, anything very old; but in a more limited sense, a relic or object of ancient art; collectively, the antique , the remains of ancient art, as busts, statues, paintings, and vases.

Misshapen monuments and maimed antiques .
Byron.

Antiquely adverb In an antique manner.

Antiqueness noun The quality of being antique; an appearance of ancient origin and workmanship.

We may discover something venerable in the antiqueness of the work.
Addison.

Antiquist noun An antiquary; a collector of antiques. [ R.] Pinkerton.

Antiquitarian noun An admirer of antiquity. [ Used by Milton in a disparaging sense.] [ Obsolete]

Antiquity noun ; plural Antiquities [ Latin antiquitas , from antiquus : confer French antiquité . See Antique .]
1. The quality of being ancient; ancientness; great age; as, a statue of remarkable antiquity ; a family of great antiquity .

2. Old age. [ Obsolete]

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 has ...vowed.
Sir W. Raleigh.

5. An old gentleman. [ Obsolete]

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. [ In this sense, usually in the plural.] "Heathen antiquities ." Bacon.

Antirachitic adjective (Medicine) Good against the rickets.

Antirenter noun One opposed to the payment of rent; esp. one of those who in 1840-47 resisted the collection of rents claimed by the patroons from the settlers on certain manorial lands in the State of New York. -- An`ti*rent"ism noun

Antisabbatarian noun (Eccl.) One of a sect which opposes the observance of the Christian Sabbath.

Antisacerdotal adjective Hostile to priests or the priesthood. Waterland.

Antiscians An*tis"ci*i noun plural [ Latin antiscii , Greek ..., plural; ... against + ... shadow.] The inhabitants of the earth, living on different sides of the equator, whose shadows at noon are cast in opposite directions.

The inhabitants of the north and south temperate zones are always Antiscians .
Brande & C.

Antiscoletic, Antiscolic adjective [ Prefix anti- + Greek ... a worm.] (Medicine) Anthelmintic.

Antiscorbutic adjective (Medicine) Counteracting scurvy. -- noun A remedy for scurvy.

Antiscorbutical adjective (Medicine) Antiscorbutic.

Antiscriptural adjective Opposed to, or not in accordance with, the Holy Scriptures.

Antisepalous adjective [ Prefix anti- + sepal .] (Botany) Standing before a sepal, or calyx leaf.

Antisepsis noun [ New Latin See Anti- ; Sepsis .] Prevention of sepsis by excluding or destroying microorganisms.

Antiseptic noun A substance which prevents or retards putrefaction, or destroys, or protects from, putrefactive organisms; as, salt, carbolic acid, alcohol, cinchona.

Antiseptic, Antiseptical adjective Counteracting or preventing putrefaction, or a putrescent tendency in the system; antiputrefactive.

Antiseptic surgery , that system of surgical practice which insists upon a systematic use of antiseptics in the performance of operations and the dressing of wounds.

Antiseptically adverb By means of antiseptics.

Antisialagogue adjective (Medicine) Checking the flow of saliva.

Antisialagogue noun A remedy against excessive salivation.

Antislavery adjective Opposed to slavery. -- noun Opposition to slavery.

Antisocial adjective Tending to interrupt or destroy social intercourse; averse to society, or hostile to its existence; as, antisocial principles.

Antisocialist noun One opposed to the doctrines and practices of socialists or socialism.

Antisolar adjective Opposite to the sun; -- said of the point in the heavens 180° distant from the sun.

Antispasmodic adjective (Medicine) Good against spasms. -- noun A medicine which prevents or allays spasms or convulsions.

Antispast noun [ Latin antispastus , Greek ..., from ... to draw the contrary way; ... against + ... to draw.] (Pros.) A foot of four syllables, the first and fourth short, and the second and third long .

Antispastic adjective [ Greek .... See Antispast .] (Medicine) (a) Believed to cause a revulsion of fluids or of humors from one part to another. [ Obsolete] (b) Counteracting spasms; antispasmodic. -- noun An antispastic agent.

Antisplenetic (...; see Splenetic , 277) adjective Good as a remedy against disease of the spleen. -- noun An antisplenetic medicine.

Antistrophe noun [ Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to turn to the opposite side; ... against + ... to turn. See Strophe .]
1. In Greek choruses and dances, the returning of the chorus, exactly answering to a previous strophe or movement from right to left. Hence: The lines of this part of the choral song.

It was customary, on some occasions, to dance round the altars whilst they sang the sacred hymns, which consisted of three stanzas or parts; the first of which, called strophe, was sung in turning from east to west; the other, named antistrophe , in returning from west to east; then they stood before the altar, and sang the epode, which was the last part of the song.
Abp. Potter.

2. (Rhet.) (a) The repetition of words in an inverse order; as, the master of the servant and the servant of the master. (b) The retort or turning of an adversary's plea against him.

Antistrophic adjective [ Greek ....] Of or pertaining to an antistrophe.

Antistrophon noun [ Greek ... turned opposite ways.] (Rhet.) An argument retorted on an opponent. Milton.

Antistrumatic adjective (Medicine) Antistrumous. -- noun A medicine for scrofula.

Antistrumous adjective (Medicine) Good against scrofulous disorders. Johnson. Wiseman.

Antisyphilitic adjective (Medicine) Efficacious against syphilis. -- noun A medicine for syphilis.

Antitheism noun The doctrine of antitheists. -- An`ti*the*is"tic adjective

Antitheist noun A disbeliever in the existence of God.

Antithesis noun ; plural Antitheses . [ Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to set against, to oppose; ... against + ... to set. See Thesis .]
1. (Rhet.) An opposition or contrast of words or sentiments occurring in the same sentence; as, "The prodigal robs his heir ; the miser robs himself ." "He had covertly shot at Cromwell; he how openly aimed at the Queen."

2. The second of two clauses forming an antithesis.

3. Opposition; contrast.