medieval

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

1me·di·e·val

adjective \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\

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

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