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Adjective: ancient  eyn-shunt
  1. Belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire
    "ancient history"; "ancient civilizations such as those of the Etruscans and Sumerians"; "ancient Greece"
  2. Very old
    "an ancient mariner"
Noun: ancient  eyn-shunt
  1. A very old person
    - antediluvian
  2. A person who lived in ancient times

Derived forms: ancients

See also: old, past

Type of: golden ager [N. Amer, informal], individual, mortal, old person, oldster [N. Amer, informal], person, senior citizen, somebody, someone, soul

Encyclopedia: Ancient, My Enemy