‘A’ is for Antique

An antique is an item that has value because of its aesthetic or historical significance. Something antique is also vintage, but something vintage isn’t necessarily antique. Vintage refers to something that is from an earlier generation. Antique generally refers to something that is over 100 years old. As an adjective, if something is antique, it is not modern and belongs to a former time.

“He had mourned each of those great trains
as, one by one, they were pulled off the lines
and left to rust in some yard, like old aristocrats,
fading away; antique relics of times gone by.”

Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

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