What is Ancient?

Ancient definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
of or in time long past, especially before the end of the Western Roman Empire a.d. 476: ancient history.
dating from a remote period; of great age: ancient rocks; ancient trees.
very old; aged: an ancient folk tale.
being old in wisdom and experience; venerable.

old-fashioned or antique.

a person who lived in ancient times.
one of the classical writers of antiquity.

a very old or aged person, especially if venerable or patriarchal.
ancients, the civilized peoples, nations, or cultures of antiquity, as the Greeks, Romans, Hebrews, and Egyptians (usually preceded by the). the writers, artists, and philosophers of ancient times, especially those of Greece and Rome.