out·​dat·​ed ˌau̇t-ˈdā-təd How to pronounce outdated (audio)
: no longer current : outmoded
outdatedly adverb
outdatedness noun

Examples of outdated in a Sentence

an outdated rotary telephone
Recent Examples on the Web Some no longer met income eligibility requirements, but the vast majority were booted because of paperwork problems, such as people missing the deadline, state documents going to outdated addresses, or system errors. CBS News, 30 May 2024 The company’s best potential CEO successors get tired of waiting and go elsewhere—a strong signal of an outdated CEO. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, 30 May 2024 The Biden Refresh Due to rapid technological advances and new cybersecurity threats since the Bush-era renovations — plus worn furniture and an outdated aesthetic — the White House Situation Room was ready for upgrades by the time Joe Biden began his presidency. Kyler Alvord, Peoplemag, 28 May 2024 Departments also are making changes so good candidates don’t get tripped up on outdated tests. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for outdated 

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Word History

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outdated was in 1616

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“Outdated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdated. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


out·​dat·​ed (ˈ)au̇t-ˈdāt-əd How to pronounce outdated (audio)
: not up-to-date

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