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 But the quest to outmode these materials isn’t simply a question of animal rights. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "How the Coronavirus Vaccine Could Kill Half a Million Sharks," 13 Oct. 2020 For the interruption of traditions that are old but never outmoded. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Wimbledon cancellation wipes out opportunities for champions and contenders," 1 Apr. 2020 Indeed, despite the $737 million taxpayer money and an additional $140 million from private investors, Crescent Dunes never reached the initial promises; the best-case scenarios were already outmoded by the 2015 opening. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "The $1 Billion Solar Plant Is an Obsolete, Expensive Flop," 10 Jan. 2020 In this context, one of the defendants 6ix9ine was testifying against, Anthony (Harv) Ellison, emerges as a kind of tragic upholder of the old-fashioned, and perhaps now outmoded, gang ethics. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "Tekashi69 Courted Gang Life. Then Reality Became Too Real.," 26 Sep. 2019 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

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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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“Outmode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outmode. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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