from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Belonging to the first or earliest age or ages; original or ancient: a primeval forest.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Belonging to the first ages.
- adj. Primary; original.
- adj. Primitive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to the first ages; pristine; original; primitive; primary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or belonging to the first ages; original; primal; primitive.
- Synonyms Primitive, etc. See primary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
Herbert urged that he must at least admit that there was a freshness of legend and poetry in what we call the primeval peoples that is wanting now; the mythic period is gone, at any rate.
There might have been more heroic characters at the siege of Troy than Abraham Lincoln, but there was not one more strongly marked individually; not one his superior in what we call primeval craft and humor.
Martian civilization had burrowed underground at some point in primeval history, after the oceans, lakes, and rivers had dried up.
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Instead of the prime vegetables more fittingly described by the word primeval, artfully displayed in the window for the delectation of the military man and his fellow country-woman the nursemaid, honest
Instead of the prime vegetables more fittingly described by the word primeval, artfully displayed in the window for the delectation of the military man and his fellow country-woman the nursemaid, honest Flicoteaux exhibited full salad-bowls adorned with many a rivet, or pyramids of stewed prunes to rejoice the sight of the customer, and assure him that the word
The patio of his hotel room opened onto an immaculate, dew-fresh lawn, shaded by massive mango and apple trees, that descended gently to the edge of what can only be described as a primeval forest.
First, that in this great continent of Africa, with its ancient civilisations which some of us ought to be able to appreciate more than we have done in the past, we are not dealing with what may be called a primeval state of affairs.
It lay between him and what he called the "first heavy growth;" that is, the primeval forest, unthinned by axe of man, which at certain points clothes the foot of
It is something to secure to the student or the clerk the strong muscles, hearty appetite, and sound sleep of the sailor and the ploughman, -- to enable him, if need be, to out-row the fisherman, and out-run the mountaineer, and lift more than his porter, and to remember head-ache and dyspepsia only as he recalls the primeval whooping-cough of his childhood.