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Meaning of OBSOLETE

Pronunciation:  `√Ębsu'leet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  no longer in use; "obsolete words"
  2. [adj]  old; no longer in use or valid or fashionable; "obsolete words"; "an obsolete locomotive"; "outdated equipment"; "superannuated laws"; "out-of-date ideas"

OBSOLETE is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: disused, noncurrent, outdated, out-of-date, superannuated



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ob"so*lete\, a. [L. obsoletus, p. p. of obsolescere.
    See {Obsolescent}.]
    1. No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused; neglected;
       as, an obsolete word; an obsolete statute; -- applied
       chiefly to words, writings, or observances.
    2. (Biol.) Not very distinct; obscure; rudimental;
       imperfectly developed; abortive.
    Syn: Ancient; antiquated; old-fashioned; antique; old;
         disused; neglected. See {Ancient}.
  2. \Ob"so*lete\, v. i.
    To become obsolete; to go out of use. [R.] --Fitzed. Hall.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Reduced to a rudiment, or completely lacking. Compare rudimentary, vestigial.
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