- Noun. As a proper noun, usually used to refer to the period of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.
- Noun. Ancient times; former ages; times long since past.
- Noun. The ancients; the people of ancient times.
- Noun. (obsolete) An old gentleman.
- Noun. (often, constructed as an uncountable plural) A relic or monument of ancient times; as, a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution.