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.

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

We had engaged a very nice mare and stanhope, which we knew we could depend upon, when, the day before the race, the chestnut was declared lame, and not a presentable four-legged animal was to be hired in

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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

The pictures show squares within squares - the water-holding depressions that in ancient times made the gardens fruitful.

The second section of an ancient Greco - Roman letter was prayer or a word of thanks.

It shows fractured blocks of ancient sedimentary rock separated by recent sand dunes.

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