1. fossil

noun. ['ˈfɑːsəl'] 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.


  • index fossil
  • ammonite
  • microfossil
  • belemnite
  • ammonoid
  • remains
  • fucoid
  • guide fossil

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Rhymes with Fossil

  • colossal
  • trostle
  • stossel
  • apostle
  • vasile
  • rossell
  • postle
  • possehl
  • jostle
  • fossel
  • docile
  • basile

How do you pronounce fossil?

Pronounce fossil as ˈfɑsəl.

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Sentences with fossil

1. Noun, singular or mass
Use a figure-8 motion with the fossil across the paper to even the surface out.

2. Adjective
Wind energy is one of many alternative energy sources being used in an attempt to reduce fossil fuel usage.

Quotes about fossil

1. I lean to you, numb as a fossil. Tell me I'm here.
- Sylvia Plath, The Collected Poems

2. The fossil record implies trial and error, the inability to anticipate the future, features inconsistent with a Great Designer (though not a Designer of a more remote and indirect temperament.)
- Carl Sagan, Cosmos

3. Even if not a single fossil has ever been found, the evidence from surviving animals would still overwhelmingly force the conclusion that Darwin was right.
- Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

2. fossil

noun. ['ˈfɑːsəl'] someone whose style is out of fashion.


  • old person
  • fogy
  • oldster
  • fogey
  • golden ager
  • senior citizen