What does medieval mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. medieval, mediaeval(adj)

    relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages

    "Medieval scholars"; "Medieval times"

  2. medieval, mediaeval, gothic(adj)

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

    "a medieval attitude toward dating"

  3. chivalric, knightly, medieval(adj)

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

    "chivalric rites"; "the knightly years"

Wiktionary

  1. medieval(Noun)

    Someone living in the Middle Ages.

    Etymology: medium aevum

  2. medieval(Noun)

    A medieval one.

    Etymology: medium aevum

  3. medieval(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: medium aevum

  4. medieval(Adjective)

    having characteristics associated with the Middle Ages.

    Etymology: medium aevum

  5. medieval(Adjective)

    archaic.

    Etymology: medium aevum

  6. medieval(Adjective)

    brutal.

    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

How to pronounce medieval?

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How to say medieval in sign language?

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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. Marion Dowd:

    He’s 5-foot-10, for early medieval society that’s pretty tall.

  2. Former CIA Director James Woolsey:

    As far as loyalty is concerned, we're senior government officials — our loyalty ought to be to the Constitution. We're not in medieval England, people aren't trying to stage coups and so forth.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Your mind is your spirit; do not seek any other hidden soul inside you! All is in the brain! The depiction of a spirit rising to the sky is no more real than a medieval Scandinavian fairytales!

  4. Nicholas Saunders:

    The sword is especially unique as it is the only one discovered in 1,500 early medieval graves so far found in Prague Castle, perhaps Nicholas Saunders was a Slav from a neighboring region, who had mastered Old Norse as well as Slavonic, or perhaps Nicholas Saunders regarded Nicholas Saunders as a genuine Viking.

  5. Lady Ashcombe:

    My kids like to play medieval battles with wooden swords and bow and arrows, the yew hedges provide a mazelike environment and are great for hide-and-seek games. Visiting the castle is English history made fun ... kings, queens, ghosts, animals and lots of great areas to play.

Images & Illustrations of medieval

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