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(adj.sat, noun, adj.)


There are 7 meanings of the word Archaic.

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Archaic - as an adjective satellite

So extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

Example: "A ramshackle antediluvian tenement"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type

Example: "Archaic forms of life"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Archaic - as a noun

(usually capitalized) a general term for the prehistoric period intermediate between the earliest period (‘paleo-indian’, ‘paleo-american’, ‘american‐paleolithic’, &c.) of human presence in the western hemisphere, and the most recent prehistoric period (‘woodland’, etc.).

(paleoanthropology) (a member of) an archaic variety of homo sapiens.

Archaic - as an adjective

Of or characterized by antiquity; old-fashioned, quaint, antiquated.

(of words) no longer in ordinary use, though still used occasionally to give a sense of antiquity.

Belonging to the archaic period

Example Sentences

"The archaic language in this text is difficult to understand."
"Many ancient civilizations had their own archaic writing systems."
"The archaic laws of this country are still in effect."
"Her fashion sense is often considered archaic by modern standards."
"The teacher used archaic teaching methods that no longer engage students."
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Word Game Points

Is ARCHAIC a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, archaic is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

ARCHAIC has a SCRABBLE points total of 14.

Is ARCHAIC a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, archaic is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
ARCHAIC has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 15.

Is ARCHAIC a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, archaic is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
ARCHAIC has a WORDFEUD points total of 16.

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