What does prehistoric mean?

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

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. prehistoric(Adjective)

    Of relating to the epoch before written record.

    Etymology: From préhistorique.

  2. prehistoric(Adjective)

    Nonmodern.

    Etymology: From préhistorique.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prehistoric(adj)

    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:

    The existence of these measuring devices implies an advanced knowledge in prehistoric Britain of geometry and of the mathematical properties of circles.

  2. Rasmus Andreasen:

    In areas with farming, one should be very careful when using strontium isotopes to trace the origin and movement of prehistoric people.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Andrew Chamberlain:

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

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