- (context, heraldry, archaic) A flag, banner, standard or ensign.
- 1719: w:Daniel Defoe, Daniel Defoe, w:Robinson Crusoe, Robinson Crusoe
- : I got all things ready as he had directed, and waited the next morning with the boat washed clean, her and pendants out, and everything to accommodate his guests..
Etymology: From ancienOld French, ancien "old", from anteLatin, ante "before". Cf. antique.
- very old
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