Definitions of archaic

  1. Of or characterized by antiquity or archaism; antiquated; obsolescent. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Relating to a remote period; old-fashioned. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Ancient; primitive. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. Belonging to a former period; going out of use; antiquated. -archaical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Ancient; peculiar to remote antiquity; obsolete. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for archaic

  1. I fancied myself as a knight of old in the royal forest, which gave a touch of the archaic to my speech. – Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters by Henry Wallace Phillips
  2. Until the eighteenth century English work was more or less archaic in every branch. – Chats on Old Lace and Needlework by Emily Leigh Lowes