Definition of Ancients

1. Noun. People who lived in times long past (especially during the historical period before the fall of the Roman Empire in western Europe).

Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Generic synonyms: People
Geographical relationships: Roman Empire



Definition of Ancients

1. Noun. (plural of ancient) ¹

2. Noun. The people of classical antiquity, especially such writers and philosophers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ancients

1. ancient [n] - See also: ancient

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ancients

ancient astronaut
ancient document
ancient documents
ancient history
ancient lands
ancient pine
ancient pyramid
ancient pyramids
ancienter
ancientest
anciently
ancientness
ancientnesses
ancientries
ancientry
ancients (current term)
ancienty
ancile
anciles
ancilia
ancilla
ancillae
ancillaries
ancillary
ancillas
ancille
ancilles
ancilliary
ancillula
ancillulas

Literary usage of Ancients

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Frederic Harrison (1896)
"I shall prefer the historical titles of Geometry of the ancients and Geometry of the Moderns. But it is, in my view, better still to call them Special ..."

2. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1823)
"PERPETUAL LAMPS OF THE ancients. No. 379, of the Spectator, relates an anecdote of one having opened the sepulchre of the famous ..."

3. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"Ethiopia, without reflecting that this opinion is contrary to the received notion of all the ancients, who believed that the heat was fo ..."

4. Critical Essays of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1725 by Willard Higley Durham (1915)
"HARRINGTON, FOR THE MODERN POETS AGAINST THE ancients. 1694 As the Justice and Generosity of your Principle, the sweet Agreeableness of your Humor, ..."

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