- 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.
- a contemporary: He is more serious than his coevals.
Origin of coeval
1, 2. See contemporary.
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Examples from the Web for coeval
The Main Street is still youthful; the coeval man is in his latest age.Main Street
That such things were coeval is not so astonishing as it may seem.A Literary History of the English People
Jean Jules Jusserand
Such an eye was not born when the bird was, but is coeval with the sky it reflects.Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau
They are, of course, coeval with the church, which is fine early Decorated.
The sedilia in the chancel seem to be coeval with that part of the church.The Evolution Of An English Town
- of or belonging to the same age or generation
- a contemporary
C17: from Late Latin coaevus from Latin co- + aevum age
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Word Origin and History for coeval
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