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Definition of the noun antic

What does antic mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: antics

  1. a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

Alternative definition of the noun antic


  1. [context: architecture, arts, obsolete] A grotesque representation of a figure; a gargoyle.
  2. A caricature.
  3. [context: often in plural] A ludicrous gesture or act; ridiculous behaviour.
  4. A grotesque performer or clown.
  5. [context: animation, from "anticipation"] A pose, often exaggerated, in anticipation of an action; for example, a brief squat before jumping

Definition of the adjective antic

What does antic mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. ludicrously odd

Alternative definition of the adjective antic


  1. [context: architecture, arts] Grotesque, incongruous.
  2. Grotesque, bizarre; absurd.

Definition of the verb antic

What does antic mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: anticked | anticking | antics

  1. act as or like a clown

Alternative definition of the verb antic


  1. [intransitive] To perform antics.
  2. [rare] To make a fool of.
  3. [transitive, rare] To perform (an action) as an antic; to mimic ridiculously.


Antic is a musical group.


  1. "Antic" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  2. "Antic" is a musical EP of Antic.
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  1. ANTIC: Alphanumeric Television Interface Controller is a LSI ASIC dedicated to generating 2D computer graphics to be shown on a television screen or computer display. Under the direction of Jay Miner, the chip was designed in 1977-1978 by Joe Decuir, Francois Michel, and Steve Smith for Atari 8-bit computers released in 1979 and was patented by Atari, Inc. in 1981. ANTIC is also used in the Atari 5200 video game system release in 1982.
  2. Antic was the name of a home computer magazine devoted to the Atari 8-bit computer line. Its ISSN is 0113-1141. It took its name from the ANTIC chip, which produced the Atari line's graphics. The first issue was published in April 1982. While it began as a bimonthly magazine, within a year it had gone monthly. The last issue was in June–July 1990. All told, 88 issues were published. A "Best of" book was also published.

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Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

antic, antic work A grotesque sculpture consisting of animal, human, and foliage forms incongruously run together and used to decorate molding terminations and many other parts of medieval architecture. Sometimes synonymous with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the British Novel (2015)

by Victoria Gaydosik

Antic. Hay. 1923 Work Author: Aldous Huxley A sensation for its frank presentation of a Britishstyle Roaring Twenties culture of excess, frivolity, and indulgence in sex, alcohol, drugs, modern art,and jazz music, thisstory follows the adventures ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of Women's Movements and Feminisms in Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe (2006)

19th and 20th Centuries by Francisca de Haan, Krasimira Daskalova, Anna Loutfi

Milica AnTIC (milica.antic-gaber ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

To obtain a blood group reagent which reacts with only one blood group factor – for example B – the antiC antibody ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation (2016)

by David Crystal

Аnthony > Antonio, Antonius, Antony anthropophagi п antro'pрfod5ог spantropophague anthropophaginian п antropрfo'd5Inion spanthropophaginian" Аntiat / -s п т 'ansi,e:ts sp Antiates", Antiats", Antients" antic adj > antique anticipate / -est ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: T-Z. Supplement. Bibliography. Grammar (1905)

by Joseph Wright

ANTIC, sb. and adj. Sc. Lan. Amer.

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Scrabble value of A1N1T1I1C3

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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