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Meaning of ARCHAIC

Pronunciation:  âr'keyik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period; "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas"; "archaic laws"

ARCHAIC is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: antediluvian, antiquated, early, old, primitive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ar*cha"ic\, a. [Gr. 'archai:ko`s old-fashioned, fr.
'archai^os ancient.]
Of or characterized by antiquity or archaism; antiquated;

Thesaurus Terms
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