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  1. no longer in use or fashionable; out-of-date; outmoded; antiquated.
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Origin of outdated

First recorded in 1610–20; out- + date1 + -ed2


verb (used with object), out·dat·ed, out·dat·ing.
  1. to put out of date; make antiquated or obsolete: The advent of the steamship outdated sailing ships as commercial carriers.
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Origin of outdate

First recorded in 1640–50; probably back formation from outdated
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Related Words for outdated

old, out-of-date, obsolete, archaic, antiquated, outmoded, antique, dated, moth-eaten, out, square, tired, unfashionable, vintage, anachronous, has-been

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British Dictionary definitions for outdated


  1. old-fashioned or obsolete
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  1. (tr) (of something new) to cause (something else) to become old-fashioned or obsolete
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Word Origin and History for outdated


also out-dated, 1610s, "grown obsolete," from out + past participle of date (v.1). Out-of-date is attested from 1610s.

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