HyperDic: antediluvian

English > 4 senses of the word antediluvian:
ADJECTIVEpertantediluvian, antediluvialof or relating to the period before the biblical flood
allantediluvian, antiquated, archaicso extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
NOUNperson antediluvian, antediluvian patriarchany of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge
person antediluvian, ancienta very old person
English > antediluvian: 4 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to the period before the biblical flood.
Example"antediluvian man"
Synonymantediluvial
Spanishantediluviano
Adjectivesdiluvialof or connected with a deluge
English > antediluvian: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningSo extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period.
Examples
  • "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"
  • "antediluvian ideas"
Synonymsantiquated, archaic
BroaderoldOf long duration
Spanishantediluviano, anticuado, arcaica, arcaico
Catalanantiquat, arcaic, arcaica
English > antediluvian: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAny of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge.
Synonymantediluvian patriarch
BroaderpatriarchAny of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race
Spanishantediluviano, antidiluviano
Catalanantediluvià
Adjectivesantediluvialof or relating to the period before the biblical flood
English > antediluvian: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA very old person.
Synonymancient
Broaderoldster, old person, senior citizen, golden agerAn elderly person

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