HyperDic: prehistoric

English > 3 senses of the word prehistoric:
ADJECTIVEallprehistoric, prehistoricalbelonging to or existing in times before recorded history
pertprehistoricof or relating to times before written history
allprehistoricno longer fashionable
prehistoric > pronunciation
Soundspriy.hhihstao'rihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > prehistoric: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningbelonging to or existing in times before recorded history.
Examples
  • "prehistoric settlements"
  • "prehistoric peoples"
Synonymprehistorical
BroaderpastEarlier than the present time
Spanishprehistórico
Nounsprehistorythe time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word
English > prehistoric: 3 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or relating to times before written history.
Example"prehistoric archeology"
Spanishprehistórico
Catalanprehistòric
Nounsprehistorythe time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word
English > prehistoric: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningno longer fashionable.
Example"my mother has these prehistoric ideas about proper clothes"
Broaderunfashionable, unstylishnot in accord / accord with or not following current fashion
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishjurásico, prehistórico

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