new vs ancient vs old

New

Definitions

adjective

  1. in use after medieval times
  2. used of a living language; being the current stage in its development

Examples

When the new foods that came from the Americas - peppers, summer squash and especially tomatoes - took hold in the region, a number of closely related dishes were born, including what we call ratatouille - and a man from La Mancha calls pisto, an Ikarian Greek calls soufiko and a Turk calls turlu.

That's as it should be, as the newspaper has a global audience but not global printing presses.

I badly wanted the job, but knew that my age would probably tell against me.

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ancient

Definitions

adjective

  1. very old
  2. belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire

noun

  1. a very old person
  2. a person who lived in ancient times

Examples

I lashed the clothes that I had been brought to wear at the hospital into the bag, a couple of ancient pairs of socks that felt suddenly found and familiar.

Two workboats, ancient battered things with rusting plates, shouldered into it from either side like a couple of drunks supporting a comatose companion.

Botanical species in this ancient ecosystem included sagebrush, bluegrass, sedges, and herbs.

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