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koʊˈi vəlco·eval

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemporary, coevaladjective

    a person of nearly the same age as another

  2. coetaneous, coeval, contemporaneousadjective

    of the same period


  1. coevalnoun

    Something of the same era or age.

    The telephone and television are coevals in that film.

  2. coevaladjective

    Of the same age; contemporary.

  3. Etymology: Late Latin coævus, from Latin: in combination with.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. COEVALadjective

    Etymology: coævus, Latin.

    Even his teeth and white, like a young flock,
    Coeval, and now shorn, from the clear brook
    Recent. Matthew Prior.

    This religion cannot pretend to be coeval with mankind. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.

    The monthly revolutions of the moon, or the diurnal of the earth upon its own axis, by the very hypothesis are coequal with the former. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    Silence! coeval with eternity;
    Thou wert, e’re nature first began to be:
    ’Twas one vast nothing all, and all slept fast in thee. Alexander Pope.

    Although we had no monuments of religion ancienter than idolatry, we have no reason to conclude, that idolatrous religion was coeval to mankind. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.

  2. Coevalnoun

    A contemporary.

    Etymology: from the adjective.

    As it were not enough to have outdone all your coevals in wit, you will excel them in good nature. Alexander Pope.


  1. coeval

    Coeval refers to a person or thing that is the same age or dates from the same time as another person or thing. It's used to describe things that exist or occur in the same period or have the same duration.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coevalnoun

    of the same age; existing during the same period of time, especially time long and remote; -- usually followed by with

  2. Coevalnoun

    one of the same age; a contemporary

  3. Etymology: [L. coaevus; co- + aevum lifetime, age. See Age, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coeval

    kō-ē′val, adj. of the same age.—n. one of the same age: a contemporary. [L. coævus, co-, together, and ævum, age.]

Editors Contribution

  1. coeval

    同年代の in Japanese.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 25, 2019  

Anagrams for coeval »

  1. alcove

  2. volcae

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coeval in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coeval in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  • съвременен, съвременник, съвременницаBulgarian
  • gleichaltrigGerman
  • contemporáneo, coetáneoSpanish
  • همسرمPersian
  • du même âge, contemporainFrench
  • uneashagh, co-eashagh, co-eashManx
  • samtíðarmaður, jafnaldri, samaldra, jafnaldra, samaldriIcelandic
  • 共鳴Japanese
  • even oudDutch
  • coetâneo, contemporâneo, coevoPortuguese
  • одного возраста, современник, современный, современницаRussian

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