Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Existing or occurring after the Flood.
  • n. A person or thing living after the Flood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who lived after the Biblical Flood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who lived after the flood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as postdiluvial.
  • n. One who has lived since the deluge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. existing or occurring after Noah's flood
  • n. anything living after Noah's flood

Etymologies

post- + Latin dīluvium, flood; see diluvial + -an1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
post- +‎ diluvian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But in the financial crisis of 2007-'08 a mighty real-estate bubble burst, and today the country is still stumbling like a dazed man through the postdiluvian landscape of recession.

    Finding the Next Winner

  • But in the financial crisis of 2007-08 a mighty real-estate bubble burst, and today the country is still stumbling like a dazed man through the postdiluvian landscape of recession.

    History, Horses and the Luck of the Irish

  • Once the flood fades away, the city is redistributed in a new arrangement and a postdiluvian landscape emerges.

    Floating New Orleans to weather the storm | Inhabitat

  • Nor must there be omitted another strange attestation of the antiquity of the whale, in his own osseous postdiluvian reality, as set down by the venerable John Leo, the old Barbary traveller.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Plato in the form of a myth, but it was a myth more or less harmonious with Greek folklore, and the birth of the postdiluvian race from stones.

    CYCLES

  • Egypt, because of its antiquity and the affinities of the hiero - glyphs to Chinese characters, was identified by some as the center from which the great postdiluvian migra - tion to the East began.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The lineage of the Negro has been directly traced through Cush to Ham; hence, to argue the total moral depravity of the sons of Ham is but to concede the total moral depravity of the entire human race, as emanated from Noah in the postdiluvian age.

    Twentieth Century Negro Literature Or, A Cyclopedia of Thought on the Vital Topics Relating to the American Negro

  • That the zodial [23] signs are significant records of something worthy of being preserved, is prejudice to deny; and we must be allowed to regard the Gorgons and Hydras of the skies as interesting problems yet unsolved, as well as to consider that the belief in lunar influence is a fragment of a true system of natural philosophy which has become more and more debased in postdiluvian times.

    Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms Containing the True Law of Lunar Influence

  • If all the inhabitants of the postdiluvian world are, as the Scriptures teach, descended from Noah, they must, indeed, have used one and the same language.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Patriarchs, ten postdiluvian; seventy descendants of Jacob are named on the occasion of Israel's going into Egypt, though some of them were dead at that time, others had not yet been born; the ethnographical list of Genesis enumerates seventy nations, though it gives some names of little importance and omits others of great importance; I Par., ii, 3-55, gives seventy descendants of Juda; I

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

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