no longer in use or fashionable; out-of-date; outmoded; antiquated.

Origin of outdated

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



verb (used with object), out·dat·ed, out·dat·ing.

to put out of date; make antiquated or obsolete: The advent of the steamship outdated sailing ships as commercial carriers.

Origin of outdate

First recorded in 1640–50; probably back formation from outdated
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old-fashioned or obsolete



(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Word Origin and History for outdated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 Out-of-date is attested from 1610s.

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