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Alternative clues for the word medieval
Like feudal times
Like the Crusades
Pertaining to the time of castles and knights
___ history: A.D. 500–1500
Word definitions for medieval in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
adjective COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES modern/classical/medieval etc architecture COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADVERB early ▪ It now seems probable that there were more churches in late Saxon and early medieval times than was formerly thought. ■ NOUN architecture...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Mediaeval \Me`di*[ae]"val\ (m[=e]`d[i^]*[=e]"val; 277), a. [L. medius middle + aevum age. See Middle , and Age .] Of or relating to the Middle Ages; as, medi[ae]val architecture. [Written also medieval .]
Word definitions in Wiktionary
a. 1 Of or relating to the Middle Ages, the period from about 500 to about 1500. 2 Having characteristics associated with the Middle Ages: 3 # archaic. 4 # brutal. n. 1 Someone living in the Middle Ages. 2 A medieval example (of something aforementioned...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1827, "pertaining to or suggestive of the Middle Ages," coined in English from Latin medium "the middle" (see medium (n.)) + aevum "age" (see eon ).
Word definitions in WordNet
adj. relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages; "Medieval scholars"; "Medieval times" [syn: mediaeval ] as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened; "a medieval attitude toward dating" [syn: mediaeval , gothic ] characteristic...
Usage examples of medieval.
It is clear, too, that they had an instrument of navigation for accurately determining longitudes that was far superior to anything possessed by the peoples of ancient, medieval or modern times until the second half of the eighteenth century.
But one cannot conceive that even in this way any approximation could have been made, even in these old medieval days, towards a fair proportioning of the pay to the work.
I see more of Charlie than he sees of me, for I am now thoroughly dug in at my stable clinic, and from my private hideout and post of observation in the tower -- yes, there is even a neat little tower on this archidiaconal horse-palace, to echo the larger tower of the same design on Glebe House -- I see him swanning around looking at once medieval and thoroughly of the moment, a priest among his people.
More knowledge, however, of the history of surgery has given a serious set-back to this self-complacency, and now we know that the later medieval surgeons understood practical antisepsis very well, and applied it successfully.
Between the outer wall and the buildings was an open space corresponding to the ballium of a medieval castle.
Regress Express and set the Way Back Machine to medieval or horticultural or foraging or whatnot: they all had their chance.
What were the medieval equivalents of Constable and ecology, of bird watching and Eleusis, of microscopy and the rites of Dionysos and the Japanese Haiku?
It was a mystical pictorial with a millefleurs background dotted with several of the small animals representing the forest bestiaries so beloved by medievals: birds, rabbits, goats, sheep, squirrels and hounds.
In medieval Europe certain themes began to develop around the millenarian experience.
Before the Aryan groups came to prominence, there was a spree of cult violence not widely recognized as millenarian but in fact showing so many signs of the medieval form as to seem a knife-happy parody.
The parador was perfectly sited on the bluff opposite the city, and their room commanded a view of the whole medieval city.
At first he had identified the style as medieval European, but he decided that it was more like Tudor when he started along the lane that professed to be the main street, for there he saw older structures, whose beams had turned black and pargeting white.
The reason for this may be partly found in the preparation of the soil for their seed by the medieval heresies, but still more in the strong particularistic spirit of that region.
Her boredom subsided in the early afternoon when they rolled into the town of Gram mantes, with its intact medieval city wall, its cobbled streets, quaintly gabled and timbered houses, and its ancient guild halls of rose-flecked Fabequais granite.
The church of San Giovenale was in the Quartiere Vecchio, a colourful area with medieval towers and churches.