out·​mode | \ ˌau̇t-ˈmōd How to pronounce outmode (audio) \
outmoded; outmoding

Definition of outmode

transitive verb

: to make unfashionable or obsolete

Examples of outmode in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, Sony went all in with one global deal, signaling that the joint deals Latin artists have made in the past may be outmoded for some artists. Leila Cobo, Billboard, "The Future Is Ozuna: How Sony's Global Deal Reflects a Changing Marketplace," 14 Nov. 2019 Certain kinds of hierarchies seem to many of us unfair, irrational, or outmoded. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "A Host of Squalid Oligarchs," 3 Oct. 2019 College officials say the existing greenhouse is outmoded, its current east-to-west orientation less beneficial than the coming north-to-south structures that will get the most out of sun exposure. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Cuyamaca College preparing to expand Ornamental Horticulture area," 19 Aug. 2019 Officials said the antiquated station no longer met the needs of modern firefighting and that its building systems were outmoded. John Laidler, BostonGlobe.com, "Framingham celebrates opening of new firehouse," 23 July 2019 Made of steel and wood some 90 years ago, the gates are beyond repair and outmoded, the GBRA says. Josh Baugh, ExpressNews.com, "Residents of Guadalupe River lakes brace for worst," 22 June 2019 The fundamental premise of the novel was its most quickly outmoded feature—outmoded almost from the start. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, "“1984” at Seventy: Why We Still Read Orwell’s Book of Prophecy," 8 June 2019 Since the original equipment is outmoded, the Vatican runs a newer telescope, built in the ’80s, on a mountaintop near Tucson, Ariz., where Brother Consolmagno studied for his doctorate and now spends part of each year. Kyle Peterson, WSJ, "An Astronomer’s View of the Christmas Sky," 21 Dec. 2018 For many others, he and his tradition are outmoded and clueless about technology that has put a camera in everyone’s hands. Richard B. Woodward, WSJ, "‘Ansel Adams in Our Time’ Review: Reconsidering a Mountainous Career," 12 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of outmode

1668, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for outmode

out (of) mode

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2 Dec 2019

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“Outmode.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outmode. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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