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medieval

adjective me·di·e·val \ˌmē-ˈdē-vəl, mi-, ˌme-, -dē-ˈē-vəl\

Simple Definition of medieval

  • : of or relating to the Middle Ages : of or relating to the period of European history from about A.D. 500 to about 1500

  • : very old : too old to be useful or acceptable

Full Definition of medieval

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the Middle Ages

  2. 2 :  having a quality (as cruelty) associated with the Middle Ages

  3. 3 :  extremely outmoded or antiquated

me·di·e·val·ly adverb

Examples of medieval

  1. They're using a computer system that seems positively medieval by today's standards.

  2. <get rid of that medieval kerosene stove—it stinks and it's dangerous>



Variants of medieval

also me·di·ae·val play \ˌmē-ˈdē-vəl, mi-, ˌme-, -dē-ˈē-vəl\

Origin of medieval

New Latin medium aevum Middle Ages


First Known Use: 1827


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medieval

noun me·di·e·val

Definition of medieval

  1. :  a person of the Middle Ages



1856

First Known Use of medieval

1856

Variants of medieval

also mediaeval


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