What is another word for fossil?

378 synonyms found


[ fˈɒsə͡l], [ fˈɒsə‍l], [ f_ˈɒ_s_əl]

Fossil is a word commonly used to describe a preserved remnant of a once living organism. However, there are several synonyms for this word that can be used in different contexts. One of the most relevant synonyms is "relic", which is used to refer to something that is surviving from the past. Other possible synonyms include "vestige", "trace", "remnant", and "ruin". These words are used to describe different aspects of what remains from a once thriving organism or structure. Regardless of the synonym used, the aim is to describe something that has a significant historical meaning and ultimately adds to our understanding of the past.

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What are the hypernyms for Fossil?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Fossil?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
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What are the opposite words for fossil?

The word fossil refers to a preserved organism or remains of an organism from a past geological age. The antonyms for the word fossil are living, modern, new, fresh, and recent. These words are used to refer to organisms that are currently alive or have lived in our modern times. Living organisms are organisms that are currently active and are thriving. Modern organisms refer to organisms that are found in our current geological age. New organisms refer to organisms that have recently emerged or have just been discovered. Fresh organisms refer to organisms that are recently dead and have not yet undergone decomposition. Recent organisms refer to organisms that have lived recently in the past.

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Usage examples for Fossil

Sometimes I think he has a fossil inside of him instead of a heart.
"Girls of the Forest"
L. T. Meade
fossil remains discovered in very ancient strata show that the underground animal of present times does not differ from his geological counterpart.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer"
John Gerard
These characters are of great importance to the student of fossil plants....
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer"
John Gerard

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