HyperDic: ancient

English > 4 senses of the word ancient:
ADJECTIVEallancientbelonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire
allancientvery old
NOUNperson ancient, antediluviana very old person
person ancienta person who lived in ancient times
ancient > pronunciation
Soundsey'nchahnt; ey'nshahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > ancient: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningbelonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
Examples
  • "ancient history"
  • "ancient civilizations such as those of the Etruscans and Sumerians"
  • "ancient Greece"
BroaderpastEarlier than the present time
Spanishantigua, antiguo, arcaico, vetusto
Catalanantic
Nounsancienta person who lived in ancient times
ancientnessextreme / extreme oldness
Adverbsancientlyin ancient times
English > ancient: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningVery old.
Example"an ancient mariner"
Broaderold(used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
Spanishanciano
Catalanancià, antic
Nounsancienta very old person
ancientnessextreme / extreme oldness
English > ancient: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA very old person.
Synonymantediluvian
Broaderoldster, old person, senior citizen, golden agerAn elderly person
Adjectivesancientvery old
English > ancient: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who lived in ancient times.
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Adjectivesancientbelonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire

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