- of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or in the style of the Middle Ages: medieval architecture.Compare Middle Ages.
- Informal. extremely old-fashioned; primitive.
Origin of medieval
Examples from the Web for medieval
Even in the medieval era this disparity made Christians uncomfortable.Oops! Jesus’ Last Steps Are in the Wrong Place
January 6, 2015
The folk memory of medieval community life had been wiped out by the industrial revolution.How Dickens and Scrooge Saved Christmas
December 22, 2014
If a Queen did cheat, her crimes fade into insignificance compared to the extensive philandering engaged in by medieval monarchs.The Sex Life of King Richard III's Randy Great Great Great Grandfather
December 4, 2014
It is difficult to overstate how destructive the practice of dismembering ancient and medieval books is.Dismembering History: The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts
November 23, 2014
From reports it must once have been a lovely old city with stone houses and a medieval quarter.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day
November 15, 2014
It was like trying to storm a medieval fortress with a popgun.Way of the Lawless
We had turned our backs upon medieval Cairo, and our faces toward Ethiopia.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Now, if they were not hopelessly medieval they would try a stick of dynamite.Shorty McCabe
Miles with Erasmus has no longer the meaning of 'knight' which it had in medieval Latin.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
As in medieval Europe, the scholars of Asia and Egypt were priests.The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism
- of, relating to, or in the style of the Middle Ages
- informal old-fashioned; primitive
Word Origin and History for medieval
A descriptive term for people, objects, events, and institutions of the Middle Ages.