Obsolete
Obsolete 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) Not very distinct; obscure; rudimental; imperfectly developed; abortive. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Ancient; antiquated; old-fashioned; antique; old; disused; neglected. See {Ancient}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Obsolete — Studioalbum von Fear Factory Veröffentlichung 28. Juli 1998 Label Roadrunner Records …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • obsolète — [ ɔpsɔlɛt ] adj. • 1596; lat. obsoletus 1 ♦ Ling. Qui n est plus en usage. Mot obsolète. ⇒ ancien, désuet. 2 ♦ Écon. Dont l usage se raréfie au profit d une nouveauté. Une machine obsolète. ⇒ périmé, vieux. « l armement nucléaire, toujours… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • obsolete — ob‧so‧lete [ˈɒbsəliːt ǁ ˌɑːbsəˈliːt] adjective if something is obsolete, it is old fashioned and no longer useful, because something newer or better has been invented: • Will handheld computers make books obsolete? • companies burdened with… …   Financial and business terms

  • obsolete — I adjective abandoned, anachronistic, anachronous, ancient, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, archaic, archaistic, bygone, dated, dead, discarded, discontinued, dismissed, disused, early, expired, extinct, fallen into desuetude, fallen into… …   Law dictionary

  • obsolete — obsolete, obsolescent Both words are derived from Latin obsolescere meaning ‘to fall into disuse’. Something (either physical, such as a piece of machinery, or conceptual, such as a custom or idea) is obsolete when it is outdated and no longer… …   Modern English usage

  • Obsolete — Ob so*lete, v. i. To become obsolete; to go out of use. [R.] Fitzed. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obsolete — [äb΄sə lēt′, äb′sə lēt΄] adj. [L obsoletus, pp. of obsolescere, to go out of use < ob (see OB ) + * solescere (< exolescere, to grow out of use < ex ,EX 1 + ? alescere, to increase: see ADOLESCENT)] 1. no longer in use or practice;… …   English World dictionary

  • obsolete — (adj.) 1570s, from L. obsoletus grown old, worn out, pp. of obsolescere fall into disuse, probably from ob away (see OB (Cf. ob )) + solere to be used to, be accustomed (see INSOLENT (Cf. insolent)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • obsolete — *old, antiquated, archaic, antique, ancient, venerable, antediluvian Antonyms: current …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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