Synonyms of ancient


1. ancient, antediluvian, oldster, old person, senior citizen, golden ager

usage: a very old person

2. ancient, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: a person who lived in ancient times


1. ancient, past (vs. present) (vs. future)

usage: 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. ancient, old (vs. young)

usage: very old; "an ancient mariner"

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Definition and meaning of ancient (Dictionary)