American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. No longer in use: an obsolete word.
- adj. Outmoded in design, style, or construction: an obsolete locomotive.
- adj. Biology Vestigial or imperfectly developed, especially in comparison with other individuals or related species; not clearly marked or seen; indistinct. Used of an organ or other part of an animal or plant.
- v. To cause to become obsolete.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Gone out of use; no longer in use: as, an obsolete word; an obsolete custom; an obsolete law. Abbreviated obsolete
- In descriptive zoöl., indistinct; not clearly or sharply marked; applied to colors, faded, dim: as, an obsolete purple; applied to ornaments or organs, very imperfectly developed, hardly perceptible: as, obsolete striæ, spines, ocelli. It is often employed to denote the lack or imperfect development of a character which is distinct in the opposite sex or in a kindred species or genus. Synonyms Ancient, Old, Antique, etc. See
- To become obsolete; pass out of use.
- To make obsolete; render disused.
- In botany, notingan organ which is rudimentary or scarcely apparent.
- adj. of words, etc. no longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected (often by preference for something newer, which replaces the subject).
- adj. biology Imperfectly developed; not very distinct.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused; neglected; ; -- applied chiefly to words, writings, or observances.
- adj. (Biol.) Not very distinct; obscure; rudimental; imperfectly developed; abortive.
- v. rare To become obsolete; to go out of use.
- adj. no longer in use
- From Latin obsoletus ("worn out, gone out of use"), past participle of obsolescere ("to wear out, fall into disuse, grow old, decay"); see obsolesce. (Wiktionary)
- Latin obsolētus, past participle of obsolēscere, to fall into disuse; see obsolescent. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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