Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: anti – antiquity
anti, word or morpheme crossed out in the draft of Poem 1643, Johnson edition.
antic (-s), n. [It. antico, bizarre representations of human, animal, and floral forms.]
Caper; spree; frantic movement; erratic activity; flighty maneuvering.
anticipate (-ing), v. [L. ante, before + cap-ěre, to take.] (webplay: first, life, time).
- Await; wait for; envision; look forward to.
- Expect; assume; presume; perceive.
- Contemplate; imagine; foresee; know ahead; think about; reflect on.
anticipation, n. [see anticipate, v.] (webplay: before).
Trepidation; excitement; motion of waiting for an event.
antidote, n. [Fr. < L. < Gk 'to give against'.]
Remedy; elixir; panacea; medicine; medication to counteract the effects of poison in the digestive tract; [fig.] balm; comfort; healing agent; cure for mischief, evil, or insanity.
antiquary, n. [L.; see antique, adj.] (webplay: lover of antiquities, old).
Historian; archeologist; student of the past; one who researches ancient things such as relics, artifacts, and inscriptions.
antiquated, verbal adj. [L.; see antique, adj.] (webplay: old, time).
- Ancient; primeval; archaic; [fig.] durable; enduring; long-lasting as a species.
- Extinguished; consumed; exhausted; worn-out; used up.
- Elderly; senior; aged; [fig.] venerable; noble; august; respected because of age.
antique (-r), adj. [L. antīqu-us former, earlier, ancient.] (webplay: ancient, old, time).
- Quaint; curious; anachronistic; strange; peculiar because of age.
- Obsolete; passé; out-dated; out-moded.
- Primeval; archaic; antediluvian; patriarchal; ancestral; from an earlier time.
antiquest, adv. [L.; see antique, adj.]
Most acutely; most hauntingly; most nostalgically; most memorably.
antiquity, n. [Fr. < L.; see antique, adj.]
Old age; passage of time; process of growing old; [fig.] winter; mortality; death.