HyperDic: fossil

English > 3 senses of the word fossil:
ADJECTIVEpertfossilcharacteristic of a fossil
NOUNperson fossil, dodo, fogy, fogeysomeone whose style is out of fashion
objectfossilthe remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil
fossil > pronunciation
Soundsfaa'sahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > fossil: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningcharacteristic of a fossil.
Nounsfossilthe remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil
English > fossil: 3 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone whose style is out of fashion.
Synonymsdodo, fogy, fogey
Broaderoldster, old person, senior citizen, golden agerAn elderly person
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishcarcamal, carroza, fósil, vejestorio
Catalancarronya, carrossa, fòssil, ròssa
English > fossil: 3 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningThe remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil.
Narrowerammonite, ammonoidOne of the coiled chambered fossil shells of extinct mollusks
belemniteA conical calcareous fossil tapering to a point at one end and with a conical cavity at the other end containing (when unbroken) a small chambered phragmocone from the shell of any of numerous extinct cephalopods of the family Belemnitidae
fucoidA fossilized cast or impression of algae of the order Fucales
index fossil, guide fossilA fossil known to have lived in a particular geologic age that can be used to date the rock / rock layer in which it is found
microfossilA fossil that must be studied microscopically
wormcastfossil trail of a worm
BroaderremainsAny object that is left unused or still extant
Spanishfósiles, fósil, restos arqueológicos
Catalanfòssil, restes arqueològiques
Adjectivesfossilcharacteristic of a fossil
fossiliferousbearing or containing fossils
Nounsfossilista specialist in paleontology
Verbsfossilizeconvert to a fossil

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