out of date


out of date
out of date UK US adjective (also out-of-date [only before noun])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 that are out of date are no longer useful or correct because they are not based on recent changes or developments: »

Current regulations are out of date.

5/20/50, etc. years out of date »

In some cases, information provided by U.S. authorities was proved to be 10 years out of date.

hopelessly/completely/totally out of date »

The technology being used in some employment agencies is hopelessly out of date.

Compare UP TO DATE(Cf. ↑up to date)
documents that are out of date are no longer legal because they do not contain recent details or information: »

Forty planes were grounded when the company forgot to put renewed insurance documents on board and they were not allowed to take off with out-of-date papers.

»

an out-of-date passport/license plate

Compare UP TO DATE(Cf. ↑up to date)
no longer considered to be modern or fashionable: »

out-of-date fashions/hairstyles

look/seem/feel (5/20/50, etc. years) out of date »

The ambience of the bar now feels about 30 years out of date.

Compare UP TO DATE(Cf. ↑up to date)
COMMERCE food, drink, or medicine that is out of date is no longer safe to eat, drink, or use because it has been kept for longer than it should have been: »

The local store is stocked with out-of-date tins of food and has inconvenient opening hours.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • out-of-date — adj 1.) if information is out of date, it is not recent and may no longer be correct = ↑outdated ▪ The information in the tourist guide is already out of date. 2.) if something is out of date, it is no longer considered useful or effective,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • out-of-date — adjective only before noun old and no longer suitable for modern processes, purposes, or methods: out of date technology a. no longer legal or safe because an officially stated date has passed: Out of date flour was sold to refugees.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  • out-of-date — ˌout of ˈdate adjective things that are out of date are old, and therefore cannot be used or are not correct, fashionable etc: • complaints about out of date information used by credit bureaus • These regulations are totally out of date in today… …   Financial and business terms

  • Out of date — Out Out (out), adv.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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