from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Originating or existing during the same period; lasting through the same era.
- n. One of the same era or period; a contemporary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of the same age; contemporary.
- n. Something of the same era or age.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of the same age; existing during the same period of time, especially time long and remote; -- usually followed by with.
- n. One of the same age; a contemporary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the same age; having lived for an equal period.
- Existing from the same point of time; coincident in duration: followed by with, sometimes by to.
- Coincident in time; contemporary; synchronous: followed by with.
- Synonyms Coeval, Contemporaneous. Coeval is more commonly applied to things, contemporaneous to persons; but the distinction is not a rigid one.
- n. One of the same age or period; a contemporary in age or active existence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of the same period
- n. a person of nearly the same age as another
(p. 75); the chaos from which its world is created is powerful and essential to the creative process: “infinite darkness ... abyss ... bottomless depth” (p. 24) recall the coeval chaos of pagan mythology as well as the materia prima of alchemy (Jung, 1953, 1963).
This scene is more delightful for the male tree than arein the poem's very last linestheir own reflections for the "coeval" trees in the sheltered vale.
You could say that Muti is, at the moment, a bigger star than Eschenbach, but the two approximately coeval conductors (Muti turns 70 next summer) have a lot in common.
Sam Houston, pragmatist, had ordered the Alamo and the coeval dust wallow, San Antonio Breixas, abandoned to Santa Ana's army, which Houston correctly foresaw would overrun the small band of defenders.
American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft asserted that weird supernatural horror fiction arose from a fundamental human psychological pattern that is "coeval with the religious feeling and closely related to many aspects of it."
Ever since his coeval Jeff Goldberg moved a bit away from the ZOA-Peretz line on Israel\Palestine.
At the City of Manchester Stadium, Neville's coeval Patrick Vieira ran amok, scoring twice.
War is coeval with human civilization and pervasive in human history.
Contributions from fields as diverse as etymology and etymology and as coeval as cosmology and cosmetology will receive big wet kisses.
Admittedly, at present, you and I dovetail through this affiliation, but we are coincidental, not coeval.
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