ancient
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单词释义 纠错+ 生词本
adj.古代的;古老的,过时的;年老的
n.古代人;老人
怎么记 纠错 +补充
【词根】anci(=before在..之前[anci,antiq=old,表示"古老"])+ent(的)→ancient古老的
【谐音】爱心的→古代的人很孝顺,也很有爱心
【谐音】矮身的→古代的(ancient)人身材都相当矮
【串记】The efficient ancient scientist had conscience in science.
那个能干的古代科学家在科学上有良知。
单词例句
It is an ancient tower.
这是一座古塔。
It's from ancient Rome.
它来自古老的罗马。
Now scientists are bringing this ancient wisdom up-to-date.
现在科学家们正在更新这一古老的智慧。
拓展记忆
ancient a 古代的(anci+ent)
anci,antiq=old,表示”古老”
ancient a 古代的(anci+ent)
ancientry n 古旧,古代事物(ancient古代的+ry表名词)
antique a 古代的 n.古物
antiquated a 陈旧的(antique+ated)
antiquity n 古旧,古代(antique古代的+ity)
辨析记忆
ancient / old / antique
这些形容词均含“古代的,古老的”之意。
ancient → 指很久以前发生或存在的事物。用于描述历史时,指远古时代。
old → 指长期以来一直存在着的事物,与times连用指古代,与days连用时指从前或旧社会。
antique → 指已经很古老或颇有古风的事物,一般都具有较高价值。
考试真题例句(机器翻译仅供参考)

【考研】Perry incorrectly suggested, on the basis of inadequate information, that farming, pottery making, and metallurgy all originated in ancient Egypt and diffused throughout the world.

佩里根据不充分的信息错误地认为,农业、制陶和冶金都起源于古埃及,并在全世界传播。

【六级】They help people understand ancient wisdom.

他们帮助人们理解古代的智慧。

【四级】That hurts the ancient wooden poles holding up the city underwater.

这伤害了在水下支撑城市的古老木杆。

【六级】Within Italy, the great focus was Rome, whose ancient ruins and more recent achievements were shown to every Grand Tourist.

在意大利,最受关注的是罗马,它的古代遗迹和最近的成就向每一位伟大的游客展示。

【四级】According to an ancient Greek philosopher, it is impossible for us to understand every aspect of our life.

根据一位古希腊哲学家的说法,我们不可能了解生活的方方面面。

【考研】Before each of their revelations, many thinkers at the time had sustained more ancient ways of thinking, including the geocentric view that the Earth was at the centre of our universe.

在他们的每一次揭露之前,当时的许多思想家都坚持了更古老的思维方式,包括地球是我们宇宙中心的地心说。

【考研】"The ancient Hawaiians were astronomers," wrote Queen liliuokalani, Hawaii's last reigning monarch, in 1897.

“古代夏威夷人是天文学家,”夏威夷最后一位在位君主利略卡拉尼女王在1897年写道。

【考研】He was searching for tiny engraved seals attributed to the ancient Mycenaean culture that dominated Greece from the 1400s to 1200s BC.

他正在寻找微小的雕刻印章,这些印章属于古迈锡尼文化,从公元前14世纪到公元前12世纪统治着希腊。

【四级】The nice thing about ancient philosophy as offered by the Greeks is that they tended to see life clear and whole, in a way that we tend not to see life today.

希腊人提出的古代哲学的好处在于,他们倾向于以一种我们往往看不到今天生活的方式,把生活看得清晰而完整。

【高考】If you studied pictures that ancient people left on rock walls and you tried to determine their meaning, you would not detect a deep interest in romance among the artists.

如果你研究古人遗留在岩壁上的画,并试图确定它们的含义,你就不会发现艺术家们对浪漫的浓厚兴趣。

【四级】In his teenage years, Careme fashioned eatable copies of the late 18th century's most famous buildings—cookies in the shape of ruins of ancient Athens and pies in the shape of ancient Chinese palaces and temples Sylvain Bailly.

在他十几岁的时候,卡雷姆仿制了18世纪末最著名的建筑——古雅典废墟形状的饼干和中国古代宫殿和寺庙形状的馅饼——西尔万·贝利(Sylvain Bailly)。

【考研】"The ancient Hawaiians were astronomers," wrote Queen Liliuokalani, Hawaii's last reigning monarch, in 1897.

“古代夏威夷人是天文学家,”夏威夷最后一位在位君主利略卡拉尼女王在1897年写道。

【四级】The answer is yes, according to a new book The 10 Golden Rules: Ancient wisdom from the Greek Philosophers on living a Good life.

答案是肯定的,根据一本新书《十大黄金法则:古希腊哲学家关于美好生活的智慧》。

【六级】What did ancient Greeks think of humor

古希腊人怎么看待幽默

【四级】The maker philosophy echoes old ideas advocated by John Dewey, Montessori, and even ancient Greek philosophers, as we pointed out recently.

正如我们最近指出的,创客哲学呼应了约翰·杜威、蒙台梭利甚至古希腊哲学家所倡导的旧思想。

【四级】But unlike the modern definition of Epicureanism as a life of indulgence ( ' , 放纵 ) and luxury, for the ancient Greeks, it meant finding a state of calm, peace and mental ease.

但与伊壁鸠鲁主义作为放纵生活的现代定义不同(“,放纵 ) 对古希腊人来说,奢侈意味着找到一种平静、平和和、精神放松的状态。

【高考】No one is sure how the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids near Cairo.

没有人知道古埃及人是如何在开罗附近建造金字塔的。

【四级】The wise teachings of ancient Greek thinkers are timeless, and are applicable to contemporary life.

古希腊思想家的智慧教诲是永恒的,适用于当代生活。

【四级】Now, researchers at New Mexico State University preserving this discovery, which was identified as an ancient elephant-like animal.

现在,新墨西哥州立大学的研究人员正在保存这一发现,这一发现被确认为一种类似大象的古代动物。

【四级】"There's an ancient legend that as long as these eggs are made, evil will not prevail in the world," says Joan Brander, a Canadian egg-painter who has been painting eggs for over 60 years, having learned the art from her Ukrainian relatives.

加拿大彩蛋画家琼·布兰德(Joan Brander)从乌克兰亲戚那里学到彩蛋艺术,她说:“有一个古老的传说,只要这些彩蛋被制成,邪恶就不会在世界上盛行。”。

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