belonging to or existing in times before recorded history
"prehistoric settlements"; "prehistoric peoples"
of or relating to times before written history
no longer fashionable
"my mother has these prehistoric ideas about proper clothes"
Of relating to the epoch before written record.
Origin: From préhistorique.
of or pertaining to a period before written history begins; as, the prehistoric ages; prehistoric man
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prē-his-tor′ik, adj. relating to a time before that treated of in history.—n. Prēhis′tory, history prior to record—the Ger. Urgeschichte.
The numerical value of prehistoric in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of prehistoric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Bitcoin is outdated technology - almost prehistoric by crypto standards, it's because of petty quarrels such as these that it hasn't been able to evolve in five years.
I have to be honest. I just don’t think that Nessie is a prehistoric monster, what a lot of people have reported seeing would fit in with the description of the catfish with its long curved back.
This time so much more has been preserved - we can actually see everyday life during the Bronze Age in the round, it's prehistoric archaeology in 3D with an unsurpassed finds assemblage in terms of range and quantity.
First I thought it was numbness, shock. The inability to believe that a just God could allow someone to destroy a gold mine of prehistoric knowledge for a year's worth of Salisbury steak...Life is a mystery. One man's life- altering experience is another man's tenderloin.
This discovery represents a highly significant addition to our research of the city and the vicinity. Apart from the pottery, the fascinating flint finds attest to the livelihood of the local population in prehistoric times: Small sickle blades for harvesting cereal crops, chisels and polished axes for building, borers and awls, and even a bead made of carnelian (a gemstone), indicating that jewelry was either made or imported, the grinding tools, mortars and pestles, like the basalt bowl, attest to technological skills as well as to the kinds of crafts practiced in the local community.
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Translations for prehistoric
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- prehistòricCatalan, Valencian
- vorgeschichtlich, prähistorischGerman
- ro-eachdraidheilScottish Gaelic
- történelem előttiHungarian
- forhistoriskNorwegian Nynorsk
- pràpovijēsnī, prètpovijēsnīSerbo-Croatian
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