Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Belonging to remote antiquity; of great age; very old.

Part of speech: noun

One who lived in ancient times.

Part of speech: noun

A flag or a standard- bearer.

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Usage examples "ancient":

  1. Not a sound rose from the city at that early morning hour, But I heard a heart of iron beating in the ancient tower. - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  2. We went through the ancient Gourkha town of Pithoragarh, with its old fort. - "An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet", A. Henry Savage Landor.
  3. What is remarkable in this ancient Piece is, that Eve's Speech is about three Times as long as her Husband's. - "The Toy Shop (1735) The King and the Miller of Mansfield (1737)", Robert Dodsley.