Definitions for: Antediluvian


[n] a very old (or old fashioned) person
[n] any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Deluge
[adj] so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period; "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas"; "archaic laws"
[adj] of or relating to the period before the Biblical flood; "Antediluvian man"



Webster (1913) Definition: An`te*di*lu"vi*an, a.
Of or relating to the period before the Deluge in Noah's
time; hence, antiquated; as, an antediluvian vehicle. -- n.
One who lived before the Deluge.

Synonyms: antediluvial, antediluvian patriarch, antiquated, archaic, old

See Also: diluvial, diluvian, old person, oldster, patriarch, senior citizen

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