given to, characterized by, or indicative of meditation; contemplative.

Nearby words

  1. mediotarsal,
  2. mediotarsal amputation,
  3. medit.,
  4. meditate,
  5. meditation,
  6. mediterranean,
  7. mediterranean climate,
  8. mediterranean exanthematous fever,
  9. mediterranean fever,
  10. mediterranean flour moth

Origin of meditative

From the Late Latin word meditātīvus, dating back to 1605–15. See meditate, -ive

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for meditative

Word Origin and History for meditative



1650s, from Late Latin meditativus, from meditat-, past participle stem of Latin meditari (see meditation). Related: Meditatively; meditativeness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper