Definitions for prehistoricˌpri hɪˈstɔr ɪk, -ˈstɒr-, ˌpri ɪ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•his•tor•icˌpri hɪˈstɔr ɪk, -ˈstɒr-, ˌpri ɪ-(adj.)

also pre`his•tor′i•cal

  1. of or pertaining to the time prior to recorded history.

Origin of prehistoric:

1850–55

pre`his•tor′i•cal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prehistoric, prehistorical(adj)

    belonging to or existing in times before recorded history

    "prehistoric settlements"; "prehistoric peoples"

  2. prehistoric(adj)

    of or relating to times before written history

    "prehistoric archeology"

  3. prehistoric(adj)

    no longer fashionable

    "my mother has these prehistoric ideas about proper clothes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. prehistoric(adjective)ˌpri hɪˈstɔr ɪk, -ˈstɒr-, ˌpri ɪ-

    happening or existing before historical records

    prehistoric villages; prehistoric times

Wiktionary

  1. prehistoric(Adjective)

    Of relating to the epoch before written record.

  2. prehistoric(Adjective)

    Nonmodern.

  3. Origin: From préhistorique.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prehistoric(adj)

    of or pertaining to a period before written history begins; as, the prehistoric ages; prehistoric man


Translations for prehistoric

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

prehistoric(adjective)

of, or belonging to, the time before recorded history

a prehistoric monster.

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