ancient

  • 1Ancient — An cient, a. [OE. auncien, F. ancien, LL. antianus, fr. L. ante before. See {Ante }, pref.] 1. 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… …

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  • 2Ancient — Жанр Мелодичный блэк метал Годы с 1992 Страна …

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  • 3Ancient — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Banda de Black metal melódico formado en Noruega en 1992. Ha lanzado seis álbumes integrales y firma, actualmente, con Metal Blade Records. Ancient emplea el sonido del Raw black metal, similar a los trabajos de… …

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  • 4Ancient — Pays d’origine  Norvege !Norvège Genre musical Black metal Années d activité 1992 Aujourd hui …

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  • 5ancient — an·cient adj: existing from a long past date; specif: having had an uninterrupted existence of 20 to 30 or more years ◇ Things and esp. documents that are ancient benefit from a presumption that they are valid even though proof of their validity… …

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  • 6ancient — ancient1 [ān′chənt, ān′shənt] adj. [ME auncien < OFr ancien < VL * anteanus < L ante, before: t by infl. of ENT] 1. of times long past; belonging to the early history of the world, esp. before the end of the Western Roman Empire (A.D.… …

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  • 7Ancient — An cient, n. [Corrupted from ensign.] 1. An ensign or flag. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] More dishonorable ragged than an old faced ancient. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The bearer of a flag; an ensign. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] This is Othello s ancient, as I… …

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  • 8ancient — ► ADJECTIVE 1) belonging to or originating in the very distant past. 2) chiefly humorous very old. ► NOUN 1) archaic or humorous an old man. 2) (the ancients) the people of ancient times. DERIVATIVES …

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  • 9Ancient — An cient, n. 1. pl. Those who lived in former ages, as opposed to the {moderns}. [1913 Webster] 2. An aged man; a patriarch. Hence: A governor; a ruler; a person of influence. [1913 Webster] The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of… …

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  • 10Ancient — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Black Metal Gründung 1992 Website http://www.ancientband.net/ …

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  • 11ancient — *old, venerable, antediluvian, antique, antiquated, archaic, obsolete Analogous words: primeval, pristine, primal, primordial (see PRIMARY) Antonyms: modern Contrasted words: *new, new fashioned, new fangled, fresh, novel, modernistic: current,… …

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  • 12ancient — [adj] old, often very old aged, age old, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, archaic, back number*, been around*, bygone, creaky*, early, elderly, few miles on*, fossil*, hoary, lot of mileage*, moth eaten*, obsolete, older, old fashioned, old… …

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  • 13ancient — 01. They found the ruins of an [ancient] civilization while digging for oil. 02. He did his doctoral thesis on the marriage customs of slaves living in [ancient] Rome. 03. My grandmother is [ancient], almost 100 years old. 04. The origins of the… …

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  • 14ancient — an|cient1 W2 [ˈeınʃənt] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: ancien, from Vulgar Latin anteanus, from Latin ante before ] 1.) belonging to a time long ago in history, especially thousands of years ago ≠ ↑modern ▪ the ancient civilizations… …

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  • 15ancient — ancient1 ancientness, n. /ayn sheuhnt/, adj. 1. of or in time long past, esp. before the end of the Western Roman Empire A.D. 476: ancient history. 2. dating from a remote period; of great age: ancient rocks; ancient trees. 3. very old; aged: an… …

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  • 16ancient — [[t]e͟ɪnʃənt[/t]] ♦♦♦ ancients 1) ADJ GRADED: ADJ n Ancient means belonging to the distant past, especially to the period in history before the end of the Roman Empire. They believed ancient Greece and Rome were vital sources of learning. Derived …

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  • 17ancient — 1. adj. & n. adj. 1 of long ago. 2 having lived or existed long. n. archaic an old man. Phrases and idioms: ancient history 1 the history of the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean area and the Near East before the fall of the Western… …

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  • 18ancient — /ˈeɪnʃənt / (say aynshuhnt), /ˈeɪntʃənt / (say aynchuhnt) adjective 1. of or in time long past, especially before the end of the Western Roman Empire, AD 476: ancient history. 2. dating from a remote period; of great age. 3. very old (applied to… …

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  • 19ancient — 1. adjective /ˈeɪnʃənt/ a) Having lasted from a remote period; having been of long duration; of great age; very old. an ancient city b) Existent or occurring in time long past, usually in remote ages; belonging to or associated with antiquity;… …

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  • 20ancient — {{11}}ancient (adj.) mid 14c., auncyen, from O.Fr. ancien old, long standing, ancient, from V.L. *anteanus, lit. from before, adjectivization of L. ante before, in front of, against (from PIE *anti against, locative singular of *ant front,… …

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