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Meaning of ANTEDILUVIAN

Pronunciation:  `anteedi'looveeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a very old (or old fashioned) person
  2. [n]  any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Deluge
  3. [adj]  so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period; "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas"; "archaic laws"
  4. [adj]  of or relating to the period before the Biblical flood; "Antediluvian man"
 

ANTEDILUVIAN is a 12 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: antediluvial, antediluvian patriarch, antiquated, archaic, old
 
 See Also: diluvial, diluvian, old person, oldster, patriarch, senior citizen

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An`te*di*lu"vi*an\, a.
Of or relating to the period before the Deluge in Noah's
time; hence, antiquated; as, an antediluvian vehicle. -- n.
One who lived before the Deluge.

 
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