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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

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Japanese video game company

Ancient

Studio album by Kitarō

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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