of or characteristic of the time when Elizabeth I was queen of England
an English person, esp. a writer, of the time of Queen Elizabeth I
Of, relating to, or characteristic of Elizabeth I of England or her reign.
(comparative more Elizabethan, superlative most Elizabethan)
- Pertaining to the reign of Queen Elizabeth.
Elizabeth + -an
- Around 1600, the Elizabethan Poor Law came into effect and lasted more than two centuries.
- There is an Elizabethan grammar school.
- Dixon's Histories of the Church; Birt's Elizabethan Settlement; H.
- S., where (in a former mansion) some of the conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot defied search for eight days (1605); and Westwood, a fine hall of Elizabethan and Carolean date on the site of a Benedictine nunnery, a mile west of Droitwich, which offered a retreat to many Royalist cavaliers and churchmen during the Commonwealth.
- Among several picturesque old houses remaining, that known as the Six Chimneys, an Elizabethan structure, is the most striking.