the ancients

Definition of the ancients

  1. :  the people who lived in ancient times :  the people of ancient Greece and Rome a temple built by the ancients the gods of the ancients

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  having had an existence of many years

    :  of or relating to a remote period, to a time early in history, or to those living in such a period or time

    :  of or relating to the historical period beginning with the earliest known civilizations and extending to the fall of the western Roman Empire in a.d. 476

  1. :  an aged living being

    :  a person who lived in ancient times:

    :  the civilized people of antiquity

  1. :  ensign, standard, flag

    :  the bearer of an ensign


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