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archaic (obsolete)

Definition:

no longer in use

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more archaic

Superlative:

most archaic

Similar to:

noncurrent

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

archaical | disused | obsolete | arch. [abbreviation] | obs. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

archaism ("ancient or obsolete phrase or expression") or from French archaïque,...
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Definition references

Wikipedia:

Obsolescence | Obsolete

the state of being which occurs when an object, service, or practice is no longer wanted even though it may still be in good working order. Obsolescence frequently occurs because a replacement has become available that has, in sum, more advantages than... (42 of 1150 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

obsolete | rudimentary [synonym, sense-specific] | obsoletely [adverb, derived]

out of use or practice; not current | out of date; unfashionable or outmoded | [biology] (of parts, organs, etc) vestigial; rudimentary (20 of 458 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/obsolete

Merriam-Webster:

obsolete [entry 1, adjective] | old-fashioned [synonym, sense-specific] | vestigial [synonym, sense-specific] | antiquated [synonym, sense-specific] | archaic [synonym, sense-specific] | dated [synonym, sense-specific] | démodé [synonym, sense-specific] | demoded [synonym, sense-specific] | fossilized [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

no longer in use or no longer useful ; of a kind or style no longer current; "old-fashioned" | [plant or animal part] indistinct or imperfect as ... (26 of 356 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/obsolete

obsolete [entry 2, verb] | obsoleted [past tense] | obsoleting [present participle]

to make (something) old-fashioned or no longer useful; make obsolete (10 of 90 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/obsolete show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

obsolete | rudimentary [synonym, sense-specific] | obsoletely [derived] | obsoleteness [derived] | obsoletism [derived]

no longer produced or used; out of date | [biology] : (of a part or characteristic of an organism) less developed than formerly or in a related ... (26 of 137 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/obsolete

Wiktionary:

obsolete | obsoleted [past tense] | obsoleting [present participle] | obsoletes [3rd-person singular present] | ancient [synonym, sense-specific] | antiquated [synonym, sense-specific] | antique [synonym, sense-specific] | archaic [synonym, sense-specific] | disused [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[words, equipment, etc.] no longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected (often by preference for something newer, which replaces the subject). | [biology] Imperfectly developed; not very distinct. | [United States] To perform some action that... (36 of 116 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/obsolete

Random House Dictionary:

obsolete | obsoleted [past tense] | obsoleting [present participle]

no longer in general use; fallen into disuse. | of a discarded or outmoded type; out of date. | (of a linguistic form) no longer in use, especially, ... (26 of 105 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/obsolete

New World Dictionary:

obsolete | obsoleted [past tense] | obsoleting [present participle] | obsoletely [adverb, related] | obsoleteness [noun, related]

no longer in use or practice; discarded | no longer in fashion; out-of-date; passé | [biology] rudimentary or poorly developed as compared with its ... (22 of 91 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/obsolete

American Heritage Dictionary:

obsolete | obsoleted [past tense] | obsoleting [present participle] | obsoletes [3rd-person singular present] | obsoletely [adverb, related] | obsoleteness [noun, related] | obsoletism [noun, related]

No longer in use | Outmoded in design, style, or construction | [biology] Vestigial or imperfectly developed, especially in comparison with other ... (20 of 81 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/obsolete

Macmillan British Dictionary:

obsolete

no longer used because of being replaced by something newer and more effective (13 of 43 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/obsolete

Cambridge Dictionary:

obsolete

not in use any more, having been replaced by something newer and better or more fashionable (16 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/obsolete

Encarta Dictionary:

obsolete

no longer in use | superseded by something newer, though possibly still in use | describes a part or organ of an animal or plant that is undeveloped ... (26 of 67 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684346​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

archaic | archaics [plural]

Origin: archaism ("ancient or obsolete phrase or expression") or from French archaïque, ultimately from Ancient Greek ἀρχαικός (arkhaikos, "old-fashioned"), from ἀρχαῖος (arkhaios, "from the... (23 of 38 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/archaic

Online Etymology:

archaic

First use: 1832

Origin: originally of words no longer in use, from or by influence of French archaique (1776), ultimately from Greek arkhaikos "old-fashioned", ... (21 of 32 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=archaic

Collins Dictionary:

archaic

First use: 19th century

Origin: from French archaïque, from Greek arkhaïkos, from arkhaios ancient, from arkhē beginning, from arkhein to begin

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/archaic

Oxford Dictionary:

archaic

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: French archaïque, from Greek arkhaikos, from arkhaios, from arkhē "beginning"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/archaic

American Heritage Dictionary:

archaic

Origin: Greek arkhaikos, old-fashioned, from arkhaios, ancient, from arkhē;, beginning, from arkhein, to begin.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/archaic

Merriam-Webster:

archaic | Archaic [sense-specific]

First use: 1832

Origin: French or Greek; French archaïque, from Greek archaïkos, from archaios

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/archaic

New World Dictionary:

archaic

Origin: Greek archaikos from archaios, old, ancient from archein, begin

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/archaic

Encarta Dictionary:

archaic

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: French from Greek arkhaikos from arkhaios "old, ancient" from arkhē "beginning"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586603​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

archaic

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

archaic

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

archaic

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Cambridge Dictionary:

archaic

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the Free Dictionary:

archaic

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Archaical

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Google Dictionary:

archaic

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

archaic

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YourDictionary Audio:

archaic

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