Meaning of FOSSIL in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈfɔsl ]

n. & adj. --n. 1 the remains or impression of a (usu. prehistoric) plant or animal hardened in rock (often attrib. : fossil bones; fossil shells). 2 colloq. an antiquated or unchanging person or thing. 3 a word that has become obsolete except in set phrases or forms, e.g. hue in hue and cry. --adj. 1 of or like a fossil. 2 antiquated; out of date. øfossil fuel a natural fuel such as coal or gas formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms. fossil ivory see IVORY. øøfossiliferous adj. fossilize & intr. (also -ise). fossilization n. [F fossile f. L fossilis f. fodere foss- dig]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.