[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
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Note: “Medieval” is sometimes used as a term of disapproval for outdated ideas and customs.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.)
[met-uh-fiz-i-kuh l] /ˌmɛt əˈfɪz ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics. 2. Philosophy. 3. highly abstract, subtle, or abstruse. 4. designating or pertaining to the poetry of an early group of 17th-century English poets, notably John Donne, whose characteristic style is highly intellectual and philosophical and features intensive use of […]
[mil-i-ter-ee] /ˈmɪl ɪˌtɛr i/ adjective 1. of, for, or pertaining to the army or armed forces, often as distinguished from the navy: from civilian to military life. 2. of, for, or pertaining to war: military preparedness. 3. of or relating to soldiers. 4. befitting, characteristic of, or noting a soldier: a military bearing. 5. following […]
[kwah-suh-moh-doh, -zuh-moh-] /ˌkwɑ səˈmoʊ doʊ, -zəˈmoʊ-/ noun 1. . 2. the ugly, humpbacked protagonist of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo. [kwah-suh-moh-doh, -zuh-moh-; Italian kwah-zee-maw-daw] /ˌkwɑ səˈmoʊ doʊ, -zəˈmoʊ-; Italian ˌkwɑ ziˈmɔ dɔ/ noun 1. Salvatore [sahl-vah-taw-re] /ˌsɑl vɑˈtɔ rɛ/ (Show IPA), 1901–68, Italian poet: Nobel prize 1959. /ˌkwɔːzɪˈməʊdəʊ/ noun 1. another name […]
[mith-i-kuh l] /ˈmɪθ ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a . 2. dealt with in , as a prehistoric period. 3. dealing with , as writing. 4. existing only in , as a person. 5. without foundation in fact; imaginary; fictitious: The explanation was entirely mythical. /ˈmɪθɪkəl/ adjective 1. […]