coeval

[ koh-ee-vuhl ]
/ koʊˈi vəl /

adjective

of the same age, date, or duration; equally old: Analysis has proved that this manuscript is coeval with that one.
coincident: Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were only approximately coeval.

noun

a contemporary: He is more serious than his coevals.

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of coeval

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Late Latin coaev(us) (equivalent to co- “with, together” + -aevus, adjective derivative of aevum “age”) + -al adjective suffix; see co-, -al1

synonym study for coeval

1, 2. See contemporary.

OTHER WORDS FROM coeval

co·e·val·i·ty [koh-i-val-i-tee], /ˌkoʊ ɪˈvæl ɪ ti/, nounco·e·val·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for coeval

British Dictionary definitions for coeval

coeval
/ (kəʊˈiːvəl) /

adjective

of or belonging to the same age or generation

noun

a contemporary

Derived forms of coeval

coevality (ˌkəʊɪˈvælɪtɪ), nouncoevally, adverb

Word Origin for coeval

C17: from Late Latin coaevus from Latin co- + aevum age
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012