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Definitions for prehistoric
ˌpri hɪˈstɔr ɪk, -ˈstɒr-, ˌpri ɪ-pre·his·toric

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prehistoric, prehistoricaladjective

    belonging to or existing in times before recorded history

    "prehistoric settlements"; "prehistoric peoples"

  2. prehistoricadjective

    of or relating to times before written history

    "prehistoric archeology"

  3. prehistoricadjective

    no longer fashionable

    "my mother has these prehistoric ideas about proper clothes"

Wiktionary

  1. prehistoricadjective

    Of relating to the epoch before written record.

    Etymology: From préhistorique.

  2. prehistoricadjective

    Nonmodern.

    Etymology: From préhistorique.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prehistoricadjective

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prehistoric

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prehistoric in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prehistoric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of prehistoric in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Chamberlain:

    However, wood is not preserved on most Neolithic archaeological sites and no wooden measuring devices have been found in prehistoric Britain.

  2. Fred Devos:

    The landscape in this cave is notably altered, which leads us to think that prehistoric human beings extracted tons of ocher from it, perhaps, seeing the need to light bonfires to illuminate their space.

  3. Ronit Lupu:

    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.

  4. Julie Dunne:

    What surprised us most was how much he absolutely loved it, it seemed very intuitive for him to cup it within his hands and then lift to his mouth to drink/suckle. We put apple juice in it as that was his favourite drink. I think it is interesting that although the forms change tremendously -- the vessels are very individual -- they do seem to retain a basic bowl/cup shape that fits perfectly within a baby's cupped hands. I would also say I think this shows us the love and care these prehistoric people had for their babies. They are almost toys as well as baby bottles and surely would have make the infants laugh.

  5. Teresa Fernández-Crespo:

    The new analysis of the human skeletal remains from La Hoya reminds us very forcefully that the prehistoric past was not always the peaceful place it is sometimes made out to be.

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