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Pronunciation: (ān'shunt), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/ancient.html on line 77 [key]
adj.
1. of or in time long past, esp. before the end of the Western Roman Empire a.d. 476: ancient history.
2. dating from a remote period; of great age: ancient rocks; ancient trees.
3. very old; aged: an ancient folk tale.
4. being old in wisdom and experience; venerable.
5. old-fashioned or antique.

n.
1. a person who lived in ancient times.
2. one of the classical writers of antiquity.
3. a very old or aged person, esp. if venerable or patriarchal.
4. ancients,
a. the civilized peoples, nations, or cultures of antiquity, as the Greeks, Romans, Hebrews, and Egyptians (usually prec. by the).
b. the writers, artists, and philosophers of ancient times, esp. those of Greece and Rome.

an•cient



Pronunciation: (ān'shunt), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/ancient.html on line 141 [key]
n. Obs.
1. the bearer of a flag.
2. a flag, banner, or standard; ensign.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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