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1medieval

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

: 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
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of the Middle Ages
2
:  having a quality (as cruelty) associated with the Middle Ages
3
:  extremely outmoded or antiquated
me·di·e·val·ly adverb

Variants of MEDIEVAL

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

Origin of MEDIEVAL

New Latin medium aevum Middle Ages
First Known Use: 1827

Other History Terms

agonistic, carpetbagger, enceinte, fief, historiography, paladin

2medieval

noun

Definition of MEDIEVAL

:  a person of the Middle Ages

Variants of MEDIEVAL

medieval also mediaeval

First Known Use of MEDIEVAL

1856

Other History Terms

agonistic, carpetbagger, enceinte, fief, historiography, paladin
MEDIAEVAL Defined for Kids

medieval

adjective me·di·eval \ˌmē-dē-ˈē-vəl, ˌme-\

Definition of MEDIEVAL for Kids

:  of or relating to the Middle Ages <medieval castles> <medieval French>

Variants of MEDIEVAL

me·di·eval also me·di·ae·val \ˌmē-dē-ˈē-vəl, ˌme-\

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