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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past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"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 antiquated, ancient, out of date, archaic, antediluvian, out of the ark (informal) The engine was based on almost prehistoric technology.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
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When Jessie strongly objected to the pronounced manners of a certain widow, whose actual present wealth and pecuniary influence condoned for a more uncertain prehistoric past, Mr.
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These were the first words with which the world greeted her, or should I say civilization did; already both her native mountains and the cavern of oranges belonged to a prehistoric age.
Amongst other things he has a special knowledge of the Peak and its caverns, and knows all the old legends of prehistoric times.
Prehistoric man lived thickly on the moor, and as no one in particular has lived there since, we find all his little arrangements exactly as he left them.
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.
On one side of it were the last houses of the straggling village, and on the other nothing but a waste moorland stretching away toward the sea, the line of which was broken by no landmark except a solitary tower of the prehistoric pattern still found in Ireland, standing up as slender as a column, but pointed like a pyramid.
He felt a strong desire to hustle them all along a bit and teach them business habits; the hoary old dog and the grizzled, heavy-faced old butler with his prehistoric shirt-front, and the drowsy old moon, and above all the scatter-brained old philosopher who couldn't keep an appointment.
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.
Manson Mingott's, where the wedding-breakfast was to take place, and so were the travelling clothes into which he was to change; and a private compartment had been engaged in the train that was to carry the young couple to their unknown destination--concealment of the spot in which the bridal night was to be spent being one of the most sacred taboos of the prehistoric ritual.