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Ancient meaning

ancient - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Old; that has been of long duration; of long standing; of great age; as, an ancient forest; an ancient castle.
  3. 3. Dignified, like an aged man; magisterial; venerable.
  4. 4. Experienced; versed.
  5. 5. Former; sometime.
  6. 6. Those who lived in former ages, as opposed to the moderns.
  7. 7. An aged man; a patriarch. Hence: A governor; a ruler; a person of influence.
  8. 8. A senior; an elder; a predecessor.
  9. 9. One of the senior members of the Inns of Court or of Chancery.
  10. 10. An ensign or flag.
  11. 11. The bearer of a flag; an ensign.
  12. 12. Known for a long time, or from early times; - opposed to recent or new; as, the ancient continent.
  13. 13. Of former times; old.

ancient - examples of usage

  1. " It's amazin' to me that she holds together at all," cried Wilkinson, " so ancient she is!" - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  2. Skag looked into Bhanah's eyes, finding the ancient friendship there; then he said only one word: " Hurry!" - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  3. Thou son of strength, thou child of ancient knowledges and worth!" - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
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