obsolete

[ˈɒbsəlˌiːt], [ˈɒbsəlˌiːt], [ˈɒ_b_s_ə_l_ˌiː_t]

Definitions of obsolete:

  1.   Obsoleteness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Gone out of use; disused; out of date; in bot., imperfectly developed or abortive- applied to the calyx when it is in the form of a rim; in zool., applied to a part or spot, or to some distinctive character scarcely discoverable. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   Gone out of use: antiquated: ( zool.) obscure: rudimental. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   Gone out of use; antiquated. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5.   Wearing out or disappearing ; any character that is becoming less and less distinct in each succeeding generation. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  6.   Gone out of use; as, obsolete firearms; no longer practiced or accepted; as, an obsolete custom; old. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   Gone into disuse; not fully developed; indistinct. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for obsolete:

  1. Either war is obsolete or men are. – R. Buckminster Fuller
  2. For the most ambitious young people, the corporate ladder is obsolete – Paul Graham
  3. Nothing was more up -to -date when it was built, or is more obsolete today, than the railroad station. – Ada Louise Huxtable
  4. I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete – Ronald Reagan
  5. That's why editors and publishers will never be obsolete a reader wants someone with taste and authority to point them in the direction of the good stuff, and to keep the awful stuff away from their door. – Walter Jon Williams

Usage examples for obsolete:

  1. The machinery, in the old phrase, of a poet becomes obsolete though when he used it, it had vitality enough to be a vehicle for his ideas. ” – English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century by Leslie Stephen
  2. These definitions are not wholly obsolete at the present day. ” – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  3. Once more, however obsolete Cowper's belief, and the language in which he expresses it may have become for many of us, we must take it as his philosophy of life. ” – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  4. Old Spanish forms now obsolete or seldom used- Aqueste, etc. ” – Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.) by C. A. Toledano
  5. “ " It left me also in the dark," replied Legrand, " for a few days; during which I made diligent inquiry, in the neighborhood of Sullivan's Island, for any building which went by the name of the 'Bishop's Hotel'; for, of course, I dropped the obsolete word 'hostel. ” – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  6. There are few things which are not more the necessity of one class of men than of another, or that while devotedly pursued by one nation are not despised across the frontier, or that do not become antiquated and obsolete in this century though considered essential in the last. ” – The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I by Marcus Dods
  7. It is obsolete Prefect of Rome!" ” – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  8. Fate, divine justice, and all those other obsolete ideas have no longer the power to dominate even the imagination. ” – Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck by Jethro Bithell
  9. Now both of these vessels are training ships and obsolete so far as this war goes. ” – “Crumps”, The Plain Story of a Canadian Who Went by Louis Keene
  10. At Ulm he threw up extensive outworks to strengthen that obsolete fortress, extended his lines to Memmingen far on the south, and trusted that the Muscovites would come up long before the French eagles hovered above the sources of the Danube. ” – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose

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