Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “prehistoric”

prehistoric

adjective     /ˌpriː.hɪˈstɒr.ɪk/ US  /-hɪˈstɔːr-/
describing the period before there were written records: prehistoric man/humans/animals Painting originated in prehistoric times.Prehistory informal disapproving very old-fashioned: He has prehistoric views about women who have careers.Old or old-fashionedThe elderly
(Definition of prehistoric adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of prehistoric

Definitions of “prehistoric” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

limber up

to do gentle exercises to stretch the muscles in order to prepare the body for more active physical exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More