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pre·his·tor·ic

 (prē′hĭ-stôr′ĭk, -stŏr′-) also pre·his·tor·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or belonging to the era before recorded history.
2. Of or relating to a language before it is first recorded in writing.

pre′his·tor′i·cal·ly adv.

prehistoric

(ˌpriːhɪˈstɒrɪk) or

prehistorical

adj
(Historical Terms) of or relating to man's development before the appearance of the written word
ˌprehisˈtorically adv

pre•his•tor•ic

(ˌpri hɪˈstɔr ɪk, -ˈstɒr-, ˌpri ɪ-)

also pre`his•tor′i•cal,



adj.
of or pertaining to the time prior to recorded history.
[1850–55]
pre`his•tor′i•cal•ly, adv.

prehistoric

Belonging to the period before writing or recorded history.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prehistoric - belonging to or existing in times before recorded history; "prehistoric settlements"; "prehistoric peoples"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
2.prehistoric - of or relating to times before written history; "prehistoric archeology"
3.prehistoric - no longer fashionable; "my mother has these prehistoric ideas about proper clothes"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
unfashionable, unstylish - not in accord with or not following current fashion; "unfashionable clothes"; "melodrama of a now unfashionable kind"

prehistoric

adjective
1. earliest, early, primitive, primordial, primeval prehistoric cave painting
2. antiquated, ancient, out of date, archaic, antediluvian, out of the ark (informal) The engine was based on almost prehistoric technology.
Translations
مُتَعَلِّق بما قَبْل التاريخمُتَعَلِّقٌ بِـمَا قَبْلَ التَّارِيخ
pravěký
forhistorisk
esihistoriallinen
pretpovijesniprapovijesni
történelem elõtti
forsögulegur
有史前の
선사시대의
priešistorinis
aizvēsturisks
preistoric
praveký
förhistorisk
ก่อนประวัติศาสตร์
tiền sử

prehistoric

[ˈpriːhɪsˈtɒrɪk] ADJprehistórico

prehistoric

[ˌpriːhɪˈstɒrɪk] adj [times, cave, man, animals, paintings] → préhistorique

prehistoric

adj
(fig)mittelalterlich, uralt; it is based on almost prehistoric technologyes basiert auf geradezu mittelalterlicher Technologie

prehistoric

[ˌpriːhɪˈstɒrɪk] adjpreistorico/a

prehistoric

(priːiˈstorik) adjective
of, or belonging to, the time before recorded history. a prehistoric monster.

prehistoric

مُتَعَلِّقٌ بِـمَا قَبْلَ التَّارِيخ pravěký forhistorisk prähistorisch προϊστορικός prehistórico esihistoriallinen préhistorique pretpovijesni preistorico 有史前の 선사시대의 prehistorisch forhistorisk prehistoryczny pré-histórico доисторический förhistorisk ก่อนประวัติศาสตร์ tarih öncesi tiền sử 史前的
References in classic literature ?
When you are once out upon its bosom you have left all traces of modern England behind you, but, on the other hand, you are conscious everywhere of the homes and the work of the prehistoric people.
There is one puzzling thing about these prehistoric memories of mine.
Whatever path the lecturer took amid the wilds of the past seemed invariably to lead him to some assertion as to extinct or prehistoric life which instantly brought the same bulls' bellow from the Professor.
Anglo-Saxon Poetry, on the Continent in prehistoric times before the migration to England, and in England especially during the Northumbrian Period, seventh and eighth centuries A.
There was once a man who, not being able to find any other fault with his coal, complained that there were too many prehistoric toads in it.
Within the space of a mile from its outskirts every irregularity of the soil was prehistoric, every channel an undisturbed British trackway; not a sod having been turned there since the days of the Caesars.
And then about him coiled the great, slimy folds of a hideous monster of that prehistoric deep--a mighty serpent of the sea, with fanged jaws, and darting forked tongue, with bulging eyes, and bony protuberances upon head and snout that formed short, stout horns.
La knew that she was beautiful--and she was beautiful, not by the standards of prehistoric Atlantis alone, but by those of modern times was La physically a creature of perfection.
I imagine they correspond with the cave-hyena of prehistoric times.
So old seemed these relics, these vestiges of vanity and memorials of affection and piety, so battered and worn and stained--so neglected, deserted, forgotten the place, that I could not help thinking myself the discoverer of the burial-ground of a prehistoric race of men whose very name was long extinct.
Amongst other things he has a special knowledge of the Peak and its caverns, and knows all the old legends of prehistoric times.
And Jerry, far-journeyer across life and across the history of all life that goes to make the world, strugglingly mastering the abysmal slime of the prehistoric with the love that had come into existence and had become warp and woof of him in far later time, his wrath of ancientness still faintly reverberating in his throat like the rumblings of a passing thunder-storm, knew, in the wide warm ways of feeling, the augustness and righteousness of Skipper.