medieval medieval  /mɪ ˈdi vəl/


  1. (adj) relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages
  2. (adj) as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened
  3. (adj) characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages


  1. They flow in to sample Yugoslavia's sylvan beaches and well-preserved medieval towns.
  2. The medieval church offered protection for only about 30 to 40 days.
  3. To the tourist traveling through France, medieval art seems just one dark cathedral after another.


  1. Mahendraparvata, 1,200-Year-Old Lost Medieval City In Cambodia, Unearthed By Archaeologists (VIDEO)

    A lost medieval city that thrived on a mist-shrouded Cambodian mountain 1,200 years ago has been discovered by archaeologists using revolutionary airborne laser technology, a report said.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  2. Medieval leprosy genome explains sudden decline

    KRISTEN BUTLER, Scientists have decoded medieval strains of leprosy-causing bacteria to solve the mystery of its sudden decline.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Medieval leprosy genomes shed light on disease's history

    Scientists have reconstructed a dozen medieval and modern leprosy genomes -- suggesting a European origin for the North American leprosy strains found in armadillos and humans, and a common ancestor of all leprosy bacteria within the last 4000 years.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Science Daily


  1. Stoning is a "medieval punishment which has no role in the modern world," British Foreign Secretary William Hague told the AP on Thursday. "If the punishment is carried out, it will disgust and appall the watching world."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: William Hague Source: New York Daily News

  2. "These (words) were in fact a quotation from a Medieval text which do not in any way express my personal thought," Benedict told pilgrims at his summer palace outside Rome.
    on Sep 17, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: CBS News

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