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MEDIEVAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does medieval mean? 

MEDIEVAL (adjective)
  The adjective MEDIEVAL has 3 senses:

1. relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages
2. as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened
3. characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages

  Familiarity information: MEDIEVAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MEDIEVAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

mediaeval; medieval

Context examples:

Medieval scholars / Medieval times

Pertainym:

Middle Ages (the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance)


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Meaning:

As if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened

Synonyms:

mediaeval; medieval; gothic

Context example:

a medieval attitude toward dating

Similar:

nonmodern (not modern; of or characteristic of an earlier time)


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Meaning:

Characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages

Synonyms:

chivalric; knightly; medieval

Context examples:

chivalric rites / the knightly years

Similar:

past (earlier than the present time; no longer current)


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