Obsolete Definition

ŏbsə-lēt, ŏbsə-lēt
obsoleted, obsoletes, obsoleting
No longer in use or practice; discarded.
Webster's New World
No longer in fashion; out-of-date; passé
Webster's New World
Outmoded in design, style, or construction.
An obsolete locomotive.
American Heritage
Rudimentary or poorly developed as compared with its counterpart in other individuals of a related species, the opposite sex, etc.; vestigial.
Webster's New World
It is speculated that, within a few years, the Internet's speedy delivery of news worldwide will make newspapers obsolete.
obsoleted, obsoletes, obsoleting
To make obsolete, as by replacing with something newer.
Webster's New World

Origin of Obsolete

  • From Latin obsoletus (“worn out, gone out of use"), past participle of obsolescere (“to wear out, fall into disuse, grow old, decay"); see obsolesce.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin obsolētus past participle of obsolēscere to fall into disuse obsolescent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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