Ancient - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeɪnʃənt|  American pronunciation of the word ancient
Brit.  |ˈeɪnʃ(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word ancient


- a very old person (syn: antediluvian)
- a person who lived in ancient times


- belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire
- very old


The people in the village still observe the ancient customs of their ancestors.

a grove of ancient oak trees

The practice was more common in ancient times than it is now.

the gods of the ancient Romans

She studied both ancient and modern history.

He presently returned with a very ancient bottle.

To the Ancients the Nile appeared almost miraculous.

We very often return to the writings of the ancients.

That photo makes me look ancient!

Jago was Othello's ancient

ancient civilizations such as those of the Etruscans and Sumerians

An ancient form of music

The walls of the ancient city

The ancient building was dated by a coin found in one of the rooms.

These ancient practices still survive in some regions.

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