medieval[mē′dē ē′vəl, mid′ē-; mi dē′vəl]
- The definition of medieval is relating to the Middle Ages.
An example of medieval is the style of a Gothic castle.
Bodiam is a medieval castle.
Origin of medieval; from Classical Latin medius, middle (see mid) + aevum, age + -al
- also Medievala. Relating or belonging to the Middle Ages.b. Of or relating to a historical period roughly coinciding with the European Middle Ages and characterized by feudal or aristocratic social structures, as in Japan or China.
- a. Suggestive of the Middle Ages, as in being hierarchical or cruel.b. Informal Old-fashioned; unenlightened: parents with a medieval attitude toward dating.
Origin of medievalFrom New Latin medium aevum, the middle age : Latin, neuter of medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots + Latin aevum, age; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more medieval, superlative most medieval)
- Someone living in the Middle Ages.
- A medieval one.