Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
ancient

an·cient

ancient

 
pronunciation:
eIn chnt
features:
Word Explorer
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.)
Word Explorer
See
  culture, history, tradition