Origin of medievalfrom Classical Latin medius, middle (see mid) + aevum, age + -al
Bodiam is a medieval castle.
The definition of medieval is relating to the Middle Ages.
An example of medieval is the style of a Gothic castle.
- also Medieval a. 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.
- Its ancient gates, walls and towers have disappeared, but it still possesses a few medieval edifices.
- It was like a prisoner's cell in some medieval castle.
- She'd thought his wall of swords, daggers, axes, and other medieval weapons were for ceremony.
- Two medieval castles rise above the town, and there are some churches of interest.
- The medieval castle belongs to the Odescalchi family.