to be of older date than; precede in time: The Peruvian empire antedates the Mexican empire. (def 1). to assign to an earlier date: to antedate a historical event. to cause to return to an earlier time: to antedate one’s thoughts by remembering past events. to cause to happen sooner; accelerate: The cold weather antedated […]
of or belonging to the period before the Flood. Gen. 7, 8. very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive: antediluvian ideas. a person who lived before the Flood. a very old or old-fashioned person or thing. Contemporary Examples Put aside an invincibly ignorant Rick Perry or the antediluvian Ron Paul, who would abolish […]
- Antediluvian patriarch
See under (def 1).