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Definitions for medieval
ˌmi diˈi vəl, ˌmɛd i-, ˌmɪd i-, mɪdˈi vəlme·dieval

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. medieval, mediaevaladjective

    relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages

    "Medieval scholars"; "Medieval times"

  2. medieval, mediaeval, gothicadjective

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

    "a medieval attitude toward dating"

  3. chivalric, knightly, medievaladjective

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

    "chivalric rites"; "the knightly years"

Wiktionary

  1. medievalnoun

    Someone living in the Middle Ages.

  2. medievalnoun

    A medieval one.

  3. medievaladjective

    of or relating to the Middle Ages, perhaps circa 500 to circa 1500 .

  4. medievaladjective

    having characteristics associated with the Middle Ages.

  5. medievaladjective

    archaic.

  6. medievaladjective

    brutal.

  7. Etymology: medium aevum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Medieval

    alt. of Medievalist

Freebase

  1. Medieval

    Medieval is heavy metal group Tierra Santa´s 1997 debut album, and is mainly inspired by mediaeval stories.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Medieval

    Mediæval, mē-di-ē′val, adj. relating to the Middle Ages.—ns. Mediē′valism, the spirit of the Middle Ages, devotion to medieval ideals; Mediē′valist, Mediæ′valist, one versed in the history of the Middle Ages.—Medieval architecture, Medieval art, the style of architecture and art used in public buildings in Europe from the 4th to the 16th century. [L. medius, middle, ævum, age.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'medieval' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3785

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'medieval' in Adjectives Frequency: #506

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of medieval in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of medieval in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of medieval in a Sentence

  1. Paul McCartney:

    I really hope that this will mean the Chinese government says, OK, guys, we have really got to get super hygienic around here. Lets face it, it is a little bit medieval eating bats.

  2. Dr Jones:

    The Canterbury Roll is the most significant and substantial medieval artefact in New Zealand. For 100 years, UC has been the guardian of this unique 600-year-old treasure, which tells the history of England from its mythical origins to the late Middle Ages, no-one has anything like this in New Zealand or Australia. And it’s utterly bonkers that no-one really knows we have it, because it’s magnificent!

  3. Jim Chakeres:

    Eggnog, which is actually a drinkable form of custard, originated in medieval Britain where locals created a hot, creamy ale-like drink, the name, ‘Eggnog,’ is a combination of ‘noggin,’ a wooden cup, and ‘grog,’ a strong beer.

  4. Mark Durkan:

    Up to now, we knew there was a substantial 17th century settlement in the fields around Dunluce, what we are now beginning to uncover are traces of earlier and extensive late medieval settlement activity, which are equally as important as the remains of the 17th century Dunluce Town. This provides an exciting new avenue of research to explore as part of our future investigations at Dunluce.

  5. Philippa Langley:

    We always hoped if we found a medieval king they'd be some interest, we never saw the interest coming that we did from Russia, and Brazil and Japan and Australia and the Americas. It really came from everywhere.

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