[pree-hi-stawr-ik, -stor-, pree-i-]
- of or relating to the time or a period prior to recorded history:The dinosaur is a prehistoric beast.
- Slang. outdated; passé: My mom has these prehistoric ideas about proper dress.
Origin of prehistoric
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Examples from the Web for prehistoric
Wicca is an ancient belief system that originated in prehistoric times.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism
November 8, 2014
The massive inflatable structure is filled with multi-colored light and takes a prehistoric yet futuristic shape.New York City’s New Mystery Art Piece
September 22, 2014
At ground level: comically huge, flat-leafed plants that look like they come from a prehistoric diorama.Uncovering the Secrets of St. Kitts
Debra A. Klein
June 21, 2014
A terrible storm melts the polar ice caps, unleashing a group of prehistoric creatures called Aurochs.The Daily Beast’s Oscar Nominees: Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway & More
January 4, 2013
But the idea that climate change killed the prehistoric beasts is just the media jumping to conclusions.Dinosaurs Had a Lot of Flatulence, But Did Not Gas Themselves to Extinction
May 9, 2012
Prehistoric man, as I just told you, was on a fair way to progress.
I can not give you any positive dates connected with Prehistoric Man.
He also gave me an admirable chameleon, a prehistoric, fabulous sort of animal.My Double Life
In this way we can imagine the main points of the prehistoric evolution of marriage.The Sexual Question
Well, it was as old as the ship—a prehistoric hose, and past repair.Youth
- of or relating to man's development before the appearance of the written word
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Word Origin and History for prehistoric
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