from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Remaining in a pure state; uncorrupted by civilization.
- adj. Remaining free from dirt or decay; clean: pristine mountain snow.
- adj. Of, relating to, or typical of the earliest time or condition; primitive or original.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied
- adj. Primitive, pertaining to the earliest state of something
- adj. Relating to sawfishes of the family Pristidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to the earliest period or state; original; primitive; primeval
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or belonging to a primitive or early state or period; original; primitive: as, pristine innocence; the pristine manners of a people.
- Synonyms Primitive, etc. See primary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. immaculately clean and unused
- adj. completely free from dirt or contamination
Latin prīstinus; see per1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French pristin. (Wiktionary)
From Ancient Greek πρίστης (pristēs, "a saw, one that saws") (Wiktionary)