'FOSSIL' definitions:

Definition of 'fossil'

(from WordNet)
Characteristic of a fossil
Someone whose style is out of fashion [syn: dodo, fogy, fogey, fossil]
The remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil

Definition of 'Fossil'

  • Fossil \Fos"sil\, a. [L. fossilis, fr. fodere to dig: cf. F. fossile. See Fosse.]
  • 1. Dug out of the earth; as, fossil coal; fossil salt. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. preserved from a previous geological age; as, fossil water from deep wells; -- usually implying that the object so described has had its substance modified by long residence in the ground, but also used (as with fossil water) in cases where chemical composition is not altered. [PJC]
  • 3. (Paleon.) Like or pertaining to fossils; contained in rocks, whether petrified or not; as, fossil plants, shells. [1913 Webster]
  • Fossil copal, a resinous substance, first found in the blue clay at Highgate, near London, and apparently a vegetable resin, partly changed by remaining in the earth.
  • Fossil cork, Fossil flax, Fossil paper, or {Fossil wood}, varieties of amianthus.
  • Fossil farina, a soft carbonate of lime.
  • Fossil ore, fossiliferous red hematite. --Raymond. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Fossil'

  • Fossil \Fos"sil\, n.
  • 1. A substance dug from the earth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • Note: Formerly all minerals were called fossils, but the word is now restricted to express the remains of animals and plants found buried in the earth. --Ure. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. (Paleon.) The remains of an animal or plant found in stratified rocks. Most fossils belong to extinct species, but many of the later ones belong to species still living. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. A person whose views and opinions are extremely antiquated; one whose sympathies are with a former time rather than with the present. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'fossil'

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Fossil, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon

From: Gazetteer 2000
Name :
Fossil, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon
Population (2000) :
Housing Units (2000) :
Land area (2000) :
0.763277 sq. miles (1.976878 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
0.763277 sq. miles (1.976878 sq. km)
FIPS code :
Located within :
Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
Location :
44.999595 N, 120.214239 W
Note :
some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.

Acronyms for 'fossil'

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