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an·cient

ancient

 
 
pronunciation:
eIn chnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: very old; existing for many years.
Rome is an ancient city with many ancient buildings.
 
synonyms:
antique, old
antonyms:
brand-new, new
similar words:
aged
definition 2: of or relating to times long ago.
We compared ancient Greece to modern Greece in history class.
antonyms:
contemporary, modern
similar words:
antique, bygone, classical, prehistoric
derivation: ancientness (n.)
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