Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ancient

2 senses of ancient

Sense 1
ancient, antediluvian -- (a very old person)
       => oldster, old person, senior citizen, golden ager -- (an elderly person)

Sense 2
ancient -- (a person who lived in ancient times)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Antonyms of adj ancient

2 senses of ancient

Sense 1
ancient -- (belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire; "ancient history"; "ancient civilizations such as those of the Etruscans and Sumerians"; "ancient Greece")

INDIRECT (VIA future, past) -> present -- (temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations")
INDIRECT (VIA past, present) -> future -- (yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him")

Sense 2
ancient -- (very old; "an ancient mariner")

INDIRECT (VIA old) -> young, immature -- ((used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people")

Similarity of adj ancient

2 senses of ancient

Sense 1
ancient -- (belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire; "ancient history"; "ancient civilizations such as those of the Etruscans and Sumerians"; "ancient Greece")
       => past (vs. present) (vs. future) -- (earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year")

Sense 2
ancient -- (very old; "an ancient mariner")
       => old (vs. young) -- ((used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?")

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