Definition of à l'antique in US English:

à l'antique

(also à l'Antique)


  • In the style or manner of ancient times; according to the old way or fashion.


  • Designating something that is in the style or manner of ancient times. Chiefly as postpositive.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Evelyn (1620–1706), diarist and writer. From French à l'antique from à l', variant (before a vowel or h-) of à la + antique, use as noun of antique.