from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the cultural period of the Stone Age beginning around 10,000 B.C. in the Middle East and later elsewhere, characterized by the development of agriculture and the making of polished stone implements.
- n. The Neolithic Period. Also called New Stone Age. See Usage Note at Three Age system.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to the New Stone Age.
- proper n. The New Stone Age, from circa 8500 to 4500 BCE.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to, or designating, an era characterized by late remains in stone; the late stone age. Estimated as beginning around 9000 b. c. in the Middle East, this period is characterized by the beginnings of farming, the domestication of animals, and the manufacture of textiles and pottery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to the period or epoch of highly finished and polished stone implements.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the Middle East (but later elsewhere)
- adj. of or relating to the most recent period of the Stone Age (following the mesolithic)
From Ancient Greek νέος (neos, "new") + λίθος (lithos, "stone"). (Wiktionary)