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Definition of "medieval" []

  • Relating or belonging to the Middle Ages. (adjective)
  • Informal Old-fashioned; unenlightened: parents with a medieval attitude toward dating. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "medieval" in a sentence
  • "A gritty sword-and-sorcery novel set in medieval Spain, but unlike those inspired by Lord of the Rings, the plot involves not a quest but warfare, which is much more typical of Spanish history."
  • "I know that in medieval times the salt was very, very expensive and it was only for rich people."
  • "Professor Henry Harpending (Chair of Anthropology at Univ of Utah) has claimed that the hundreds of years of being restricted to the moneylending profession in medieval Europe led to a selection for higher IQ in European Jews."