(noun, adjective)


1. relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages

- Medieval scholars

- Medieval times

Similar word(s): mediaeval

2. as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened

- a medieval attitude toward dating

Similar word(s): nonmodern, gothic, mediaeval

3. characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages

Similar word(s): past, chivalric, knightly


1. Someone living in the Middle Ages.

2. A medieval example (of something aforementioned or understood from context).