Con*tem"po*ra*ry (?), a. [Pref. con- + L. temporarius of belonging to time, tempus time. See Temporal, and cf. Contemporaneous.] 1. Living, occuring, or existing, at the same time; done in, or belonging to, the same times; contemporaneous.

This king [Henry VIII.] was contemporary with the greatest monarchs of Europe.

2. Of the same age; coeval.

A grove born with himself he sees,
And loves his old contemporary trees.

Con*tem"po*ra*ry, n.; pl. Contemporaries (?). One who lives at the same time with another; as, Petrarch and Chaucer were contemporaries.