What does the word ancient mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. We went through the ancient Gourkha town of Pithoragarh, with its old fort. – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by 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) by Robert Dodsley