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Definition of the noun ancients

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  1. people who lived in times long past (especially during the historical period before the fall of the Roman Empire in western Europe)
    • examples: The ancients believed the earth was flat. | The ancients conceived of the world as flat. | Super technology weapons from the ancients always end up out of control. | “A woman without talent – that’s virtue” - true words from the ancients of a thousand-years ago. | Person of the future: "The calendar of this Unix machine that the ancients built only goes up to January 19, 2038. As such, I am convinced that this marks the day of the Earth's destruction." | All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.
    • usage: plural / plural form
    • region: Roman Empire
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: people = any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

Alternative definition of the noun ancients


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


Ancients a.k.a. *Ancients is a musical group.

  • albums: "Constellations", "Star Showers on the Euphrates"


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The Ancients, were a group of young English artists and others who were brought together around 1824 by their attraction to archaism in art and admiration for the work of William Blake, who was a generation or two older than the group. The core members of the Ancients were Samuel Palmer, George Richmond, and Edward Calvert. Except for Palmer, the central members who were artists were all students at the Royal Academy of Arts. They met in Blake's apartment, dubbed the "House of Interpreter" and at the home of Samuel Palmer in the Kent village of Shoreham. The Ancients made little impact on the English artistic scene during the ten years or so that the group continued, but several members were later significant artists, and interest in the group has gradually increased since the late 19th-century.

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Google previewDescriptive Inorganic Chemistry (2010)

by J. E. House, Kathleen A. House

Of course, the reason that the metals Sn, Cu, Au, Ag, and Pb were available to the ancients is that either they were found uncombined (native) or they were easily reduced with charcoal (carbon). Today, the major sources of tin are Britain, ...

Google previewGo Fundamentals (2011)

Everything You Need to Know to Play and Win Asian's Most Popular Game of Martial Strategy by Shigemi Kishikawa

that one should “renew oneself day by day” Go has often been used as a model of that famous saying, because one aspect of it that fascinated even the ancients is that it is a game of infinite variety—the same game never appears twice.

Google previewThe Standard American Encyclopedia of Arts, Sciences, History, Biography, Geography, Statistics, and General Knowledge (1897)

by John Clark Ridpath

Cadmium, Stromeyer, Caesium, Bunsen, Calcium, * Davy, Carbon, * Ancients, Berzelius, Cerium, } Heisinger, | Scheele, Chlorine," | Davy, Chromium, Vauquelin, Cobalt, Brandt, Columbium, or Niobium, Hatchett, Copper, Ancients, Didymium, ...

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We tend to scoff at the beliefs of the ancients. But we can't scoff at them personally, to their faces, and this is what annoys me. (Jack Handey)
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Scrabble value of A1N1C3I1E1N1T1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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