Part of speech:
Having existed or lived for the specified time.
Having developed early in the evolutionary history of a group:
That has or have gone by; past; former
Having reached the age of:
Having importance in or influence on history.
The definition of prehistoric is the time before time was recorded.
Belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period:
Designating or of the first geologic era of the Phanerozoic Eon, characterized by the development of the first fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and land plants
Of, existing, or occurring in a distant period
(Informal) An elderly person, specif. one who is 65 or older and retired
Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art.
Extending back beyond memory or record; ancient
The definition of primeval is a person or thing from the earliest times.
The definition of young is someone who has lived for a short time, or behaviors or things associated with someone who is not advanced in age.
Aantediluvian in the Bible, is defined as someone or something from the time before the Great Flood.
(Uncountable) The quality or state of being young.
Of or relating to the fourth and last year of high school or college:
(--- Roman Catholic Church) Used as a title for a person who has reached the first stage of canonization.
An elderly person, esp. one who is retired
An old or elderly person; oldster
Suggestive of the prose or narrative style of the King James Bible.
Attached to or favoring methods, ideas, or customs of an earlier time:
Belonging to the early history of the world
Relating to, being, or characteristic of a much earlier, often more primitive period, especially one that develops into a classical stage of civilization:
Anachronistic; being obviously inappropriate for its present context.
The definition of elderly is someone who is old.
Having white or gray hair from advanced age
It is speculated that, within a few years, the Internet's speedy delivery of news worldwide will make newspapers obsolete.
Of the present or recent times
Designating the characters in ancient Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian inscriptions, or the inscriptions themselves
Not in fashion; unfashionable:
Designating or of an Old World cultural period (c. 2 million-c. 10,000 b.c.) before the Mesolithic, characterized by the use of flint, stone, and bone tools, hunting, fishing, and the gathering of plant foods
The definition of patriarchal is a society, group or organization that is ruled by a male.
As a proper noun, usually used to refer to the period of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.
Of, like, or characteristic of past times
Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively large number of sound-wave cycles per second:
(Mormon Church) A member of the higher order of priesthood.
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