Definition of ancient
- ancient customs
- ancient Egyptians
- studied both ancient and modern history
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.
First Known Use: 1554See Words from the same year
: very old : having lived or existed for a very long time
: of, coming from, or belonging to a time that was long ago in the past
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