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1. Bible Occurring or belonging to the era before the Flood.
2. Extremely old or old-fashioned. See Synonyms at old.
[From ante- + Latin dīluvium, flood; see diluvial.]
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1. (Bible) belonging to the ages before the biblical Flood (Genesis 7, 8)
2. old-fashioned or antiquated
an antediluvian person or thing
[C17: from ante- + Latin dīluvium flood]
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an•te•di•lu•vi•an(ˌæn ti dɪˈlu vi ən)
1. of or belonging to the period before the Flood. Gen. 7, 8.
2. out of date; antiquated: antediluvian ideas.n.
3. an old-fashioned person or thing.
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a person who lived before the Flood. — antediluvian, adj.See also: Antiquity
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Belonging to a time before the flood described in the Bible.
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|Noun||1.||antediluvian - any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge|
patriarch - any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race
|2.||antediluvian - a very old person|
|Adj.||1.||antediluvian - of or relating to the period before the biblical flood; "antediluvian man"|
|2.||antediluvian - so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period; "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas"; "archaic laws"|
old - of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"
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adjective old-fashioned, ancient, antique, obsolete, out-of-date, archaic, antiquated, passé, out of the ark (informal), old as the hills those antediluvian days before television
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. Belonging to, existing, or occurring in times long past:
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antediluvian[ˈæntɪdɪˈluːvɪən] ADJ (Rel, fig) → antediluviano
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
antediluvian[ˌæntidəˈluːvɪən] adj (= outdated, archaic) [attitude, view] → antédiluvien(ne); [object] → antédiluvien(ne)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
antediluvian[ˈæntɪdɪˈluːvɪən] adj (liter, hum) → antidiluviano/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995