Coeval Co*e"val, a. [L. coaevus; co- + aevum lifetime, age. See {Age}, n.] Of the same age; existing during the same period of time, especially time long and remote; -- usually followed by with. [1913 Webster]

Silence! coeval with eternity! --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Oaks coeval spread a mournful shade. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

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  • Coeval — Co*e val, n. One of the same age; a contemporary. [1913 Webster] As if it were not enough to have outdone all your coevals in wit. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coeval — index concerted, concurrent (at the same time), contemporaneous, simultaneous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • coeval — having the same age, formed in English early 17c. from L.L. coaevus, from L. com equal (see CO (Cf. co )) + aevum an age (see EON (Cf. eon)). As a noun from c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • coeval — coetaneous, synchronous, concurrent, simultaneous, coincident, concomitant, *contemporary, contemporaneous …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • coeval — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having the same age or date of origin; contemporary. ► NOUN ▪ a person of roughly the same age as oneself; a contemporary. ORIGIN Latin coaevus, from co in common + aevum age …   English terms dictionary

  • coeval — [kō ē′vəl] adj. [< LL(Ec) coævus < L co , together + aevum, an AGE + AL] of the same age or period; contemporary n. a contemporary SYN. CONTEMPORARY coevally adv …   English World dictionary

  • Coeval — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Coeval (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on coeval instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/coeval …   Wikipedia

  • Coeval — Of the same or equal age or duration. For example, the two elderly men were coeval with one another. Coeval usually refers to coexistence for a very long time. Coeval comes from the Latin coaevus meaning of the same age. Coaevus is derived from… …   Medical dictionary

  • coeval — coevality /koh i val i tee/, n. coevally, adv. /koh ee veuhl/, adj. 1. of the same age, date, or duration; equally old: Analysis has proved that this manuscript is coeval with that one. 2. coincident: Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were only… …   Universalium

  • coeval — adj., (formal) contemporary coeval with * * * [kəʊ iːv(ə)l] (formal) [ contemporary ] coeval with …   Combinatory dictionary

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