What does antique mean?
The definition of antique
An*tique”, a.
Etym: [F., fr. L. antiquus old, ancient, equiv. to anticus, from ante before. Cf. Antic.]

1 Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome. For the antique world excess and pride did hate. Spenser.
2 Old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of time; of old fashion; antiquated; as, an antique robe. “Antique words.” Spenser.
3 Made in imitation of antiquity; as, the antique style of Thomson’s “Castle of Indolence.”
4 Odd; fantastic. [In this sense, written antic.]

Synonyms
— Ancient; antiquated; obsolete; antic; old-fashioned; old. See Ancient.

An*tique”, n.
Etym: [F. See Antique, a. ]

In general, anything very old; but in a more limited sense, a relic or object of ancient art; collectively, the antique, the remains of ancient art, as busts, statues, paintings, and vases. Misshapen monuments and maimed antiques. Byron.