Aboriginal vs Antique - What's the difference?

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Aboriginal is a related term of antique.


As adjectives the difference between aboriginal and antique

is that aboriginal is of or pertaining to australian aboriginal peoples, aborigines, or their language while antique is old, used especially of furniture and household items; out of date.

As nouns the difference between aboriginal and antique

is that aboriginal is an aboriginal inhabitant of australia, aborigine while antique is an old piece of furniture, household item, or other similar item.

As a proper noun aboriginal

is any of the native languages spoken by australian aborigines.

As a verb antique is

(label) to shop for antiques; to search for antiques.

aboriginal

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • First according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive.
  • * 1814 , , The Excursion , Longman et al. (publishers), [http://books.google.com/books?id=T18JAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA277&dq=aboriginal page 277]:
  • Green in the Church-yard, beautiful and green; / / And mantled o'er with aboriginal turf / And everlasting flowers.
  • Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans.
  • (Aboriginal)
  • Synonyms

    * (indigenous to a place) native, indigenous, autochthonous, endemic, original, first, earliest, primitive, ancient, primordial, primeval

    Derived terms

    * aboriginality * aboriginally

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An animal or plant native to a region.
  • * Charles Darwin
  • It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands.
  • (Aboriginal)
  • Usage notes

    * Using uncapitalized aboriginal to refer to people or anything associated with people may cause offence. * In Canada, style manuals recommend against using the noun Aboriginal for a person or people. * See also the usage notes under Aboriginal .

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    antique

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Old, used especially of furniture and household items; out of date.
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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An old piece of furniture, household item, or other similar item.
  • An old person.
  • Verb

    (antiqu)
  • (label) To shop for antiques; to search for antiques.
  • (label) To make an object appear to be an antique in some way.