Antediluvian meaning

ăntĭ-də-lo͝ovē-ən
Of the time before the biblical Flood.
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Extremely old or old-fashioned.
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Aantediluvian in the Bible, is defined as someone or something from the time before the Great Flood.

An example of people who are antediluvian are Adam and Eve.

An example of an antediluvian animal is the dinosaur.

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(bible) Occurring or belonging to the era before the Flood.
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The definition of antediluvian is someone or something that is ancient, elderly, or passé.

An example of someone who is antediluvian is a great-great-grandmother.

An example of an antediluvian item is the rotary phone.

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(biblical) Pertaining or belonging to the time prior to Noah's Flood.
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Very old, old-fashioned, or primitive.
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An antediluvian person or thing.
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Supremely dated.

Those ideas are antediluvian.

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Pertaining or belonging to the time period prior to a great or destructive flood or deluge.
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One who lived prior to Noah's Flood.
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Origin of antediluvian

  • From ante– Latin dīluvium flood diluvial

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ante- (“before”) +‎ diluvium (“flood”), in reference to the story of Noah’s Ark (Genesis 6–9), an early episode in the Bible.

    From Wiktionary