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Stone Age

noun

Definition of Stone Age

1 : the first known period of prehistoric human culture characterized by the use of stone tools — compare mesolithic, neolithic, paleolithic
2 : a stage in a human institution or field of endeavor regarded as primitive, outmoded, or obsolete
  • the Stone Age of information handling before computers

First Known Use of stone age

1844

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Stone Age

adjective

Definition of Stone Age

1 : of, relating to, or resembling the culture of the Stone Age especially in the use of stone implements
  • modern Stone Age peoples
  • our Stone Age ancestors
2 : primitive, outmoded, or unsophisticated (as in ideas or technology) by currently accepted standards
  • marauding mercenaries with Stone Age political ideas
  • —Robert Moss
  • using a Stone Age camera

Examples of stone age in a Sentence

  1. Stone Age attitudes about the raising of children.

First Known Use of stone age

1865

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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STONE AGE Defined for Kids

Stone Age

noun

Definition of Stone Age for Students

: the oldest period in which human beings are known to have existed : the age during which stone tools were used

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