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Ancient (IPA: /ˈeɪnʃənt/, /ˈeɪntʃənt/)


Ancient (a.)

Old; that happened or existed in former times, usually at a great distance of time; belonging to times long past; specifically applied to the times before the fall of the Roman empire; -- opposed to modern; as, ancient authors, literature, history; ancient days.

Ancient (a.)

Old; that has been of long duration; of long standing; of great age; as, an ancient forest; an ancient castle.

Ancient (a.)

Known for a long time, or from early times; -- opposed to recent or new; as, the ancient continent.

Ancient (a.)

Dignified, like an aged man; magisterial; venerable.

Ancient (a.)

Experienced; versed.

Ancient (a.)

Former; sometime.

Ancient (n.)

Those who lived in former ages, as opposed to the moderns.

Ancient (n.)

An aged man; a patriarch. Hence: A governor; a ruler; a person of influence.

Ancient (n.)

A senior; an elder; a predecessor.

Ancient (n.)

One of the senior members of the Inns of Court or of Chancery.

Ancient (n.)

An ensign or flag.

Ancient (n.)

The bearer of a flag; an ensign.

Ancient

Humanoid race in the fictional Stargate universe

Ancient

Norwegian black metal band

Ancient

Japanese video game company

Ancient

Studio album by Kitarō

Ancient Synonyms

Old

Ancient Synonyms

Past

Ancient Synonyms

Antediluvian

Translations

Ancient in Spanish

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [on ancient poetry] Nog Nog! Mkellen bebog! V'luch Matuch Maluch M'tog!" - Mel Brooks

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A very ancient and fish-like smell." - The Tempest

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Ask counsel of both times"”of the ancient time what is best, and of the latter time what is fittest." - Wisdom

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Awake, thou wintry earth"” Fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth Your ancient gladness! Christ is risen." - Easter

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Black Mage: You don't tend to see many ancient castles with such well manicured lawns." - 8-Bit Theater


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