Middle Ages
noun plural Date: 1616 the period of European history from about A.D. 500 to about 1500

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  • Middle Ages — Middle Mid dle (m[i^]d d l), a. [OE. middel, AS. middel; akin to D. middel, OHG. muttil, G. mittel. [root]271. See {Mid}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Equally distant from the extreme either of a number of things or of one thing; mean; medial; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Middle Ages — n the Middle Ages the period in European history between about 1100 and 1500 AD …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Middle Ages — period between ancient and modern times (formerly roughly 500 1500 C.E., now more usually 1000 1500), attested from 1610s, translating L. medium aevum (Cf. Ger. mittelalter, Fr. moyen áge) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Middle Ages — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ the period of European history from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West (5th century) to the fall of Constantinople (1453), or, more narrowly, from c.1000 to 1453 …   English terms dictionary

  • Middle Ages — n. the period of European history between ancient and modern times, A.D. 476 c. 1450 …   English World dictionary

  • Middle Ages — For other uses, see Middle Ages (disambiguation). Medieval and Mediaeval redirect here. For other uses, see Medieval (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Middle Ages — the time in European history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance (from about 500 A.D. to about 1350): sometimes restricted to the later part of this period (after 1100) and sometimes extended to 1450 or 1500. [1715 25; pl. of… …   Universalium

  • Middle Ages — noun the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance (Freq. 5) • Syn: ↑Dark Ages • Members of this Topic: ↑bloodletting, ↑cannon, ↑chain mail, ↑ring mail, ↑mail, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Middle Ages —    Historical term used in all Western languages to des ignate the thousand year period from the disintegration of the ancient Roman political and social system in the fourth and fifth centuries to the beginning of the Renaissance. The term was… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • Middle Ages — noun /ˌmɪd.l̩ ˈeɪ.dʒɪz/ The period of time in Europe between the decline of the Roman Empire and the revival of letters (the Renaissance) or, according to , the period beginning with the sixth and ending with the fifteenth century. She could see… …   Wiktionary

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