out of date


out of date
{adj. phr.} Old fashioned; superseded; no longer valid; too old to be used. * /Father's suit is out of date; he needs a new one./ * /The news magazines in the doctor's office were all out of date./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • out of date — UK US adjective (also out of date [only before noun]) ► laws, systems, processes, etc. that are out of date are no longer useful or correct because they are not based on recent changes or developments: »Current regulations are out of date.… …   Financial and business terms

  • out-of-date — adj 1.) if information is out of date, it is not recent and may no longer be correct = ↑outdated ▪ The information in the tourist guide is already out of date. 2.) if something is out of date, it is no longer considered useful or effective,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • out-of-date — adjective only before noun old and no longer suitable for modern processes, purposes, or methods: out of date technology a. no longer legal or safe because an officially stated date has passed: Out of date flour was sold to refugees. an out of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • out-of-date — ˌout of ˈdate adjective things that are out of date are old, and therefore cannot be used or are not correct, fashionable etc: • complaints about out of date information used by credit bureaus • These regulations are totally out of date in today… …   Financial and business terms

  • Out of date — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • out-of-date — adj. 1. same as {old fashioned}, a., 2. Syn: antique, demode, old fashioned, old hat(predicate), outmoded, out of fashion(predicate), out of style(predicate), passe, passee. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Unacceptable because it is inferior to current… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • out-of-date — out of dateness, n. /owt euhv dayt /, adj. gone out of style or fashion; outmoded; obsolete: out of date fashions; out of date ideas. [1620 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • out-of-date — out of date; out of date·ness; …   English syllables

  • out-of-date — out′ of date′ adj. gone out of style or fashion; outmoded; obsolete …   From formal English to slang

  • out-of-date — [out΄əvdāt′] adj. no longer in style or use; not current; outmoded; old fashioned …   English World dictionary

  • out-of-date — index obsolete, outdated, outmoded Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary


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