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FOSSIL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fossil mean? 

FOSSIL (noun)
  The noun FOSSIL has 2 senses:

1. someone whose style is out of fashion
2. the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil

  Familiarity information: FOSSIL used as a noun is rare.


FOSSIL (adjective)
  The adjective FOSSIL has 1 sense:

1. characteristic of a fossil

  Familiarity information: FOSSIL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOSSIL (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone whose style is out of fashion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

dodo; fogey; fogy; fossil

Hypernyms ("fossil" is a kind of...):

golden ager; old person; oldster; senior citizen (an elderly person)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


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Meaning:

The remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("fossil" is a kind of...):

remains (any object that is left unused or still extant)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fossil"):

fucoid (a fossilized cast or impression of algae of the order Fucales)

belemnite (a conical calcareous fossil tapering to a point at one end and with a conical cavity at the other end containing (when unbroken) a small chambered phragmocone from the shell of any of numerous extinct cephalopods of the family Belemnitidae)

ammonite; ammonoid (one of the coiled chambered fossil shells of extinct mollusks)

guide fossil; index fossil (a fossil known to have lived in a particular geologic age that can be used to date the rock layer in which it is found)

microfossil (a fossil that must be studied microscopically)

wormcast (fossil trail of a worm)


FOSSIL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Characteristic of a fossil

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

fossil (the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil)


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