ancient ancient  /ˈeɪn tʃənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a very old person
  2. (n) a person who lived in ancient times
  3. (adj) belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire
  4. (adj) very old

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Alexandria Rising Vast fragmentary figures retrieved from the Mediterranean seabed reveal the richness of a nearly-forgotten city of the ancient world.
  2. And lions and rhinos are extremely rare in ancient cave art.

News

  1. Ancient marsupial teeth reveal Australia's tropical past

    By Denise ChowLiveScience The fossilized teeth of ancient marsupials that roamed through northeastern Australia roughly 2.5 million years ago suggest these animals fed on leafy plants in a much more lush and tropical environment than was previously thought, according to a new study.A chemical analysis of tooth enamel from extinct marsupialsin Queensland, the second-largest state in Australia ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Ancient Kangaroo Teeth Reveal Australia’s Tropical Past

    The fossilized teeth of ancient marsupials that roamed through northeastern Australia roughly 2.5 million years ago suggest these animals fed on leafy plants in a much more lush and tropical environment than was previously thought, according to a new study.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

  3. Museum Brings Art of the Ancient Near East to the Northwest

    The Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon will be the sole United States venue showcasing 64 ancient artworks created between 6000 - 500 B.C. from an area stretching from Turkey to Iran, which is often referred to as "the cradle of civilization." The exhibition will be on display from August 31 to December 22, 2013. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "The ancient tradition of pilgrimage to the holy places also reminds us of the inseparable bond between the Church and the Jewish people," Benedict said at Mount Nebo, where the Bible says God showed the Promised Land to Moses.
    on May 9, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: AFP

  2. Prior to the ceremony, Zhang told Chinese media the event's central theme would centre around "the ancient and long history of the Chinese nation ...... (and) reflect the cultural aspects of Chinese society and showcase what modern China and its...
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Zhang Yimou Source: The Age

  3. "Self defense is a basic right, recognized by many legal systems from ancient times to the present day," wrote Justice Samuel Alito.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Samuel Alito Source: Wall Street Journal (blog)

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