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1. ancient

adjective. ['ˈeɪntʃənt, ˈeɪnʃənt'] very old.

Antonyms

  • stranger

Etymology

  • auncyen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ancien (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Ancient

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

How do you pronounce ancient?

Pronounce ancient as ˈeɪnʧənt.

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Sentences with ancient


1. Adjective
Decorating gourds with painted patterns is an ancient art form from around the world.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The first is "demos," which in ancient Greek means "people."

3. Verb, base form
In addition to Greece, the ship stops in Kusadasi, Turkey, where visitors flock to ancient Ephesus.

Quotes about ancient


1. When we look back at the Mayans or ancient Egypt, we look at their art.
- Robert Wilson

2. After all, you're not exactly a nation like all the other nations. You are unique, if only because you are such an ancient people, and because of the way you are spread all over the world and your obvious success in many fields.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

3. In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
- Terry Pratchett

2. ancient

adjective. ['ˈeɪntʃənt, ˈeɪnʃənt'] belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

Antonyms

  • present

Etymology

  • auncyen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ancien (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. ancient

noun. ['ˈeɪntʃənt, ˈeɪnʃənt'] a person who lived in ancient times.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • person
  • individual
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • withholder
  • male
  • adult
  • loser

Etymology

  • auncyen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ancien (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. ancient

noun. ['ˈeɪntʃənt, ˈeɪnʃənt'] a very old person.

Synonyms

  • oldster
  • golden ager
  • antediluvian
  • senior citizen

Antonyms

  • worker
  • extrovert
  • debtor
  • nonreligious person

Etymology

  • auncyen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ancien (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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