Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AN-TI-PRIEST-CRAFT – AN-TI-SCOR-BU'TIC
Opposition to priestcraft. – Burke.
An opposite principle. – Spenser.
An enemy or opposer of prophets. – Mede.
AN-TIP-TO'SIS, n. [Gr. αντι, and πτωσις, case.]
In grammar, the putting of one case for another. – Johnson.
An opposer of puritans. – Warton.
Love of antiquities. – Warburton.
AN'TI-QUA-RY, n. [L. antiquarius.]
One who studies into the history of ancient things, as statues, coins, medals, paintings, inscriptions, books anti manuscripts, or searches for them, and explains their origin and purport; one versed in antiquity.
AN'TI-QUATE, v.t. [L. antiquo. See Antiquary.]
To make old, or obsolete; to make old in such a degree as to put out of use. Hence, when applied to laws or customs, it amounts to make void or abrogate. Christianity might reasonably introduce new laws and antiquate or abrogate old ones. – Hale.
Grown old; obsolete; out of use; having lost its binding force by non-observance; as, an antiquated law.
The state of being old or obsolete.
A state of being obsolete.
The state of being antiquated. – Beaumont.
AN-TIQUE', a. [antee'k; Fr. from L. antiquus, probably from ante.]
- Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity in this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome; as an antique statue.
- Old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of time; of old fashion, as an antique robe.
- Odd; wild; fanciful; more generally written antic.
AN-TIQUE', n. [antee'k.]
In general, any thing very old; but in a more limited sense, the remains of ancient artists, as busts, statues, paintings and vases, the works of Grecian and Roman antiquity.
In an antique manner.
AN-TI'QUE-NESS, n. [antee'kness.]
The quality of being ancient; an appearance of ancient origin and workmanship. – Addison.
AN-TIQ'UI-TY, n. [L. antiquitas.]
- Ancient times; former ages; Times long since past; a very indefinite term; as, Cicero was the most eloquent orator of antiquity.
- The ancients; the people of ancient times; as, the fact is admitted by all antiquity. Meaning that mankind are inclined to verify the predictions of antiquity. – T. Dawes.
- Ancientness; great age; the quality of being ancient; as, a statue of remarkable antiquity; a family of great antiquity.
- Old age; a ludicrous sense used be Shakspeare.
- The remains of ancient times. In this sense it is usually or always plural. Antiquities comprehend all the remains of ancient times; all the monuments, coins, inscriptions, edifices, history and fragments of literature, offices, habiliments; weapons, manners, ceremonies: in short, whatever respects any of the ancient nations of the earth.
AN-TI-REV-O-LU'TION-A-RY, a. [See Revolution.]
Opposed to a revolution; opposed to an entire change in the form of government. – Burke.
One who is opposed to a revolution in government.
AN-TI-SAB-BA-TA'RI-AN, n. [anti and sabbath.]
One of a sect who oppose the observance of the Christian sabbath; maintaining that the Jewish sabbath was only of ceremonial, not of moral obligation, and was consequently abolished by Christ. – Encyc.
AN-TI-SA'BI-AN, a. [See Sabian.]
Opposed or contrary to Sabianism, or the worship of the celestial orbs. – Faber.
Adverse to priests. – Waterland.
AN-TIS'CIAN, or AN-TIS'CIANS, n. [L. antiscii, of Gr. αντι, opposite, and σκια, shadow.]
In geography, the inhabitants of the earth, living on different sides of the equator, whose shadows at noon are cast in contrary directions. Those who live north of the equator are antiscians to those on the south, and vice versa; the shadows on one side being cast toward the north; those on the other, toward the south. – Encyc.
AN-TI-SCOR-BU'TIC, a. [anti and scorbutic, which see.]
Counteracting the scurvy.
A remedy or the scurvy.