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Definition of ancien

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1. ancient [ a ] very old
Examples: "an ancient mariner"

Used in print:

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Some time later the missing part of the relic was found and the complete inscription , together with other new evidence , fully corroborated the ancient priest 's information .

Dr._Hilprecht was uncertain as to the language used by the ancient priest in his dream .

Synonyms ancient Related Terms old

2. ancient [ a ] belonging 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"

Used in print:

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

Some areas may provide archeological values such as ancient Indian village sites or hunting areas , caves , artifacts , etcetera .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

that the dream was a reality on the infinite progressions of universal , gradient frequencies , across which the modern professor and the priest of ancient Nippur met ?

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

One part of her audience was totally engaged , the connoisseur witnessing a peculiarly fine performance of some ancient classic , the other part , the guest of the connoisseur , attentive as one who must take an intelligent interest in_that which he does not fully understand .

Synonyms ancient Related Terms past

3. ancient [ a ] belonging to or lasting from times long ago
Examples: "age-old customs" "the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness"

Used in print:

(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)

As a boy in a local school he was shy and solitary , absorbed in his fondness for nature and his visions of Sweden 's ancient glory .

(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)

He stared at the clerk who sat at a scarred and ancient fumed-oak desk stuffing envelopes .

Synonyms ancient age-old antique Related Terms old

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