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
- guide fossil
Words that Rhyme with Fossil
Example sentences of the word fossil
1. Noun, singular or mass
Use a figure-8 motion with the fossil across the paper to even the surface out.
Wind energy is one of many alternative energy sources being used in an attempt to reduce fossil fuel usage.
Quotes containing the word 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
noun. ['ˈfɑːsəl'] someone whose style is out of fashion.
- old person
- golden ager
- senior citizen