Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Archaic"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Archaic \Ar*cha"ic\, a. [Gr. 'archai:ko`s old-fashioned, fr.
'archai^os ancient.]
Of or characterized by antiquity or archaism; antiquated;

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period;
"a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian
ideas"; "archaic laws" [syn: {antediluvian}, {antiquated}]
2: little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier
ancestral type; "archaic forms of life"; "primitive
mammals"; "the okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of
the giraffe" [syn: {primitive}]

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