What does the word anachronism mean?

Usage examples for anachronism

  1. As such it was an anachronism. – Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III. by John Symonds
  2. The Irish experiences are probably the fruit of several expeditions, and Penelope has chosen to include this vivid impression of Her Majesty's welcome to Ireland, even though it might convict her of an anachronism. – Penelope's Irish Experiences by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  3. It is impossible not to like this very human anachronism, who, within the limitations imposed by the convenience of a citizenship to which he unwillingly belongs, does battle For Faith, and Fame, and Honour, and the ruined hearths of Clare. – Ireland In The New Century by Horace Plunkett