Ancient in a sentence as a noun

I mean, there was an ancient state that existed and then diaspora as the Jews had to leave their homeland.

I think the whole system is based around some silly ancient ritual that we haven't been able to shake from our culture.

It was based on a concept and a perception so old it was already an ancient saying about straw and a camel's back.

The biggest problem I see is: who the heck would expect a .12 release to break compatibility in an ancient and solid piece of software?

As a monk translated the wishes of the holy monkeys, I discovered that I was required to rewrite the OS of their ancient computer, which had failed to reboot, back in 1839.

Ancient in a sentence as an adjective

This refers to an ancient convention in electronics, in which current was assumed to flow from the anode to the cathode, even though electrons flow from the cathode to the anode.

There was little to no talk of "ethnic tensions" or "ancient hatreds", and all three major religions mixed freely, along with a sizable Jewish population dating back to the 1400s.

But that doesn't mean that the ancient Egyptians used to waste hours staring into newly-emptied buckets and baskets in stunned amazement, murmuring "what on earth is that" to themselves in Coptic.

“Despite the seemingly obvious answer—tomb art discovered in the 19th century depicts laborers pouring water in front of a block-hauling team—debate over how the pyramids were built is almost as ancient as the pyramids themselves.”In other words, people don't read comments.

Ancient definitions


a very old person

See also: antediluvian


a person who lived in ancient times


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"


very old; "an ancient mariner"