Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “palaeolithic”

See all translations

palaeolithic

adjective uk specialized ( US also paleolithic)   /ˌpæl.i.əʊˈlɪθ.ɪk/ us    /ˌpeɪ.li.oʊ-/
relating to the period when humans used tools and weapons made of stone: The Palaeolithic Period is sometimes called the Old Stone Age.
Translations of “palaeolithic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 舊石器時代的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 旧石器时代的…
(Definition of palaeolithic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of palaeolithic?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More