"Ancient" is a word in ENGLISH
An ensign or flag.
Old; that happened or existed in former times, usually at
a great distance of time; belonging to times long past; specifically
applied to the times before the fall of the Roman empire; -- opposed to
modern; as, ancient authors, literature, history; ancient days.
Known for a long time, or from early times; -- opposed to
recent or new; as, the ancient continent.
One of the senior members of the Inns of Court or of
Dignified, like an aged man; magisterial; venerable.
A senior; an elder; a predecessor.
An aged man; a patriarch. Hence: A governor; a ruler; a
person of influence.
The bearer of a flag; an ensign.
Old; that has been of long duration; of long standing; of
great age; as, an ancient forest; an ancient castle.
Those who lived in former ages, as opposed to the moderns.
I understood drinking to be the gasoline of all adventure.
An Army Ranger was on holiday in the depths of Louisiana, where he tried to buy some Alligator shoes. However, he was not prepared to pay the high prices. After failing to haggle the vendor down to a reasonable price level, he ended up shouting "I don't give two hoots for your shoes, man, I'll go and kill my own!"The shopkeeper replied, "By all means. Just watch out for the two Marines who are doing the same."So the Ranger went out into the Bayou, and after a while saw two men with spears, standing still in the water. "They must be the two Marines," he thought. Just at that point he noticed an alligator moving in the water towards one of them. The Marine stood completely passive, even as the gator came ever closer. Just as the beast was about to swallow him, the Marine struck home with his spear and wrestled the gator up onto the beach, where several already lay. Together the two Marines threw \r nthe gator onto its back, whereupon one exclaimed "Damn! This one doesn't have any shoes either!"
The quality of being ancient; antiquity; existence from old times.Read the complete definition
Held or being before light; -- a word applied to assemblies of Christians, in ancient times of persecution, held before …Read the complete definition
One devoted to the study of ancient times through their relics, as inscriptions, monuments, remains of ancient habitations, statues, coins, …Read the complete definition
A relic or monument of ancient times; as, a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution. [In this sense, usually …Read the complete definition
Ancient times; former ages; times long since past; as, Cicero was an eloquent orator of antiquity.Read the complete definition
In English ecclesiastical law. A court of appeal belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Judge of which is called …Read the complete definition
To rise, in a figurative sense; to proceed from an inferior to a superior degree, from mean to noble objects, …Read the complete definition
An engine used in ancient times to beat down the walls of besieged places.Read the complete definition
The name glven to the ancient system of law of Ireland as lt existed at the time of Its conquest …Read the complete definition
One who engages in any contest; esp. one who in ancient times contended in single combat in behalf of another's …Read the complete definition
Pertaining to the Cimmerii, a fabulous people, said to have lived, in very ancient times, in profound and perpetual darkness.Read the complete definition
The superior courts, both of law and equity, were for centuries fixed at Westmiuster, an ancient palace of the monarchs …Read the complete definition
One of the stockaded islands in Scotland and Ireland which in ancient times were numerous in the lakes of both …Read the complete definition
dáan - Old, ancient, antiquated, used, worn, out of date or fashion, behind the times, primitive, archaic. Dáan na iníng …Read the complete definition
Lat By the grace of God. A phrase used in the formal title of a "king or queen, importing a …Read the complete definition
Effected or produced by a flood or deluge of water; -- said of coarse and imperfectly stratified deposits along ancient …Read the complete definition
A period of from four to six weeks, in the summer, variously placed by almanac makers between the early part …Read the complete definition
(Sax.) An ancient record made in the time of william the Conqueror, and now remain-ing in the English exchequer, consisting …Read the complete definition