ANCIENT MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Ancient Definition & Synonyms

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


• Ancientness Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The quality of being ancient; antiquity; existence from old times.


Synonyms:
Antiquity,

• Ancientry Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Ancient lineage; ancestry; dignity of birth.
  2. (n.) Old age; also, old people.
  3. (n.) Antiquity; what is ancient.


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