What does obsolete mean?

Definitions for obsoleteˌɒb səˈlit, ˈɒb səˌlit

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word obsolete.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disused, obsolete(adj)

    no longer in use

    "obsolete words"


  1. obsolete(Verb)

    To perform some action that causes, or attempts to cause, something to become obsolete.

  2. obsolete(Adjective)

    no longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected (often by preference for something newer, which replaces the subject).

    In several years, it is speculated that the Internet's speedy delivery of news worldwide will make newspapers obsolete.

  3. obsolete(Adjective)

    Imperfectly developed; not very distinct.

  4. Origin: From obsoletus, past participle of obsolescere; see obsolesce.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obsolete(adj)

    no longer in use; gone into disuse; disused; neglected; as, an obsolete word; an obsolete statute; -- applied chiefly to words, writings, or observances

  2. Obsolete(adj)

    not very distinct; obscure; rudimental; imperfectly developed; abortive

  3. Obsolete(verb)

    to become obsolete; to go out of use


  1. Obsolete

    Obsolete is the third studio album by American industrial metal band Fear Factory, released on July 28, 1998. Conceptually, it is a sequel to 1995's Demanufacture. With the success of its fourth single, "Cars," a Gary Numan cover, Obsolete would break Fear Factory into the mainstream and remain their highest selling album.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obsolete in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obsolete in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger:

    I'm old. Not obsolete.

  2. Richard Buckminster Fuller:

    Either war is obsolete or men are.

  3. Stendhal:

    Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.

  4. Avipsa Mahapatra:

    The [current] technology is becoming obsolete.

  5. Le Pen:

    I said it was obsolete, it's no longer obsolete.

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