Definition of ANCIENT

dating or surviving from the distant past <Rome's ancient ruins remain carefully preserved even in the midst of the bustle of the modern city>
Antonyms modern, new, recent
being of advanced years and especially past middle age <used to think that age 40 was ancient until I turned 40 myself>
Antonyms young, youthful
relating to or occurring near the beginning of a process, series, or time period <the ancient Inca built a vast network of roads>
Antonyms late

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