archaic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, concerning, or feature of a much early in the day, frequently more primitive period, particularly one which develops into a classical stage of civilization: an archaic bronze statuette; Archaic Greece.
    • No longer existing or relevant; antiquated: archaic legislation. See Synonyms at old.
    • Of, concerning, or characteristic of terms and language which were once in regular use but are today reasonably rare and suggestive of an earlier style or period.
    • Of or characterized by antiquity; old-fashioned, quaint, antiquated.
    • No longer in ordinary use, though nevertheless made use of sometimes to provide a sense of antiquity.
    • Of or characterized by antiquity or archaism; antiquated; obsolescent.
    • small developed from or feature of a youthful ancestral type
    • so incredibly old as seeming to belong to a youthful period
    • Of, relating to, or attribute of a much early in the day, frequently more primitive period, particularly the one that develops into a classical phase of society: an archaic bronze statuette; Archaic Greece.
    • no further existing or relevant; antiquated: archaic guidelines. See Synonyms at old.
    • Of, concerning, or characteristic of terms and language that have been as soon as in regular use but they are now reasonably rare and suggestive of an early on style or period.
    • Of or described as antiquity; antique, quaint, antiquated.
    • no more in ordinary usage, though still used sporadically to offer a feeling of antiquity.
    • Of or described as antiquity or archaism; antiquated; obsolescent.
    • little developed from or attribute of an earlier ancestral kind
    • so exceptionally old as seeming to are part of a youthful duration
  • noun:
    • an over-all term when it comes to primitive period intermediate amongst the earliest duration (‘Paleo-Indian’, ‘Paleo-American’, ‘American‐paleolithic’, &c.) of peoples existence in Western Hemisphere, together with newest primitive duration (‘Woodland’, etc.).
    • (A member of) an archaic selection of Homo sapiens.
    • an over-all term for prehistoric period advanced between the first duration (‘Paleo-Indian’, ‘Paleo-American’, ‘American‐paleolithic’, &c.) of personal presence in Western Hemisphere, while the newest prehistoric period (‘Woodland’, etc.).
    • (a part of) an archaic variety of Homo sapiens.
  • others:
    • Marked by the characteristics of an early on period; characterized by archaism; ancient; traditional; antiquated: because, an archaic term or term.
    • Marked because of the characteristics of a youthful duration; characterized by archaism; ancient; old-fashioned; antiquated: since, an archaic word or term.

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