Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
Lizet Elaine

Tuesday word: Prehistoric

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

Prehistoric (adjective)
pre·his·tor·ic [pree-hi-stawr-ik, -stor-, pree-i-]

1. of or pertaining to the time or a period prior to recorded history: The dinosaur is a prehistoric beast.
2. Slang. outdated; passé: My mom has these prehistoric ideas about proper dress.

Sometimes pre·his·tor·i·cal.

Related forms
pre·his·tor·i·cal·ly , adverb

Related Words for prehistoric
primordial, primitive, ancient, archaic, primeval, antediluvian, antiquated, earliest, early, old, olden

See more synonyms for prehistoric on

Origin: 1850–55; pre- + historic

Examples from the Web for prehistoric
Contemporary Examples of prehistoric

Wicca is an ancient belief system that originated in prehistoric times.

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‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism
Dina Goldstein
November 8, 2014

The massive inflatable structure is filled with multi-colored light and takes a prehistoric yet futuristic shape.

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New York City’s New Mystery Art Piece
Sara Sayed
September 22, 2014

At ground level: comically huge, flat-leafed plants that look like they come from a prehistoric diorama.

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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.

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The Daily Beast’s Oscar Nominees: Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway & More
Marlow Stern
January 4, 2013

But the idea that climate change killed the prehistoric beasts is just the media jumping to conclusions.

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Dinosaurs Had a Lot of Flatulence, But Did Not Gas Themselves to Extinction
Daniel Stone
May 9, 2012

Historical Examples of prehistoric
Prehistoric man, as I just told you, was on a fair way to progress.

Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon

I can not give you any positive dates connected with Prehistoric Man.

Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon

He also gave me an admirable chameleon, a prehistoric , fabulous sort of animal.

My Double Life
Sarah Bernhardt

In this way we can imagine the main points of the prehistoric evolution of marriage.

The Sexual Question
August Forel

Well, it was as old as the ship—a prehistoric hose, and past repair.

Joseph Conrad
Tags: adj, adjective, p, wordsmith: simplyn2deep

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