Hypertext Webster Gateway: "prehistoric"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Prehistoric \Pre`his*tor"ic\, a.
Of or pertaining to a period before written history begins;
as, the prehistoric ages; prehistoric man.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: belonging to or existing in times before recorded history;
"prehistoric settlements"; "prehistoric peoples" [syn:
2: of or relating to times before written history; "prehistoric
3: (informal) "my mother has these prehistoric ideas about
proper clothes"

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