[mee-dee-ee-vuh l, med-ee-, mid-ee-, mid-ee-vuh l] /ˌmi diˈi vəl, ˌmɛd i-, ˌmɪd i-, mɪdˈi vəl/
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or in the style of the Middle Ages:
Informal. extremely old-fashioned; primitive.
of, relating to, or in the style of the Middle Ages
(informal) old-fashioned; primitive
1844, from medieval + -ly (2).
1827, “pertaining to or suggestive of the Middle Ages,” coined in English from Latin medium “the middle” (see medium (n.)) + aevum “age” (see eon).
A descriptive term for people, objects, events, and institutions of the Middle Ages.
Note: “Medieval” is sometimes used as a term of disapproval for outdated ideas and customs. It may suggest inhuman practices, such as torture of prisoners. (See Inquisition.)
noun 1. the time, c900–1400, during which warmer temperatures existed in many parts of the world. Abbreviation: MWP. Medieval Warm Period (mē’dē-ē’vəl, měd’ē-, mĭ-dē’vəl) The period from about 1000 to 1400 in which global temperatures are thought to have been a few degrees warmer than those of the preceding and following periods. The climatic effects […]
noun 1. the Welsh language of the Middle Ages, usually dated from about 1150 through the early 15th century.
[med-i-gap] /ˈmɛd ɪˌgæp/ noun 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) private health insurance that supplements coverage for people already covered by government insurance.
[mee-dee-uh s] /ˈmi di əs/ noun, plural medii [mee-dee-ahy] /ˈmi diˌaɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. the middle finger. medius me·di·us (mē’dē-əs) adj. Of, relating to, or being an anatomical structure that is between two other similar structures or that is midway in position; middle.