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Definitions of out

  1. from one's possession; " he gave out money to the poor"; " gave away the tickets"
  2. be made known; be disclosed or revealed; " The truth will out"
  3. to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality; " This actor outed last year"
  4. of a fire; being out or having grown cold; " threw his extinct cigarette into the stream"; " faint smoke from the extinguished candle"; " the fire is out"; " the quenched flames"
  5. excluded from use or mention; " forbidden fruit"; " in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; " a taboo subject"
  6. knocked unconscious by a heavy blow
  7. a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball; " you only get 3 outs per inning"
  8. away from home; " they went out last night"
  9. outside of an enclosed space; " she is out"
  10. outward from a reference point; " he kicked his legs out"
  11. outer or outlying; " the out islands"
  12. no longer fashionable; " that style is out these days"
  13. reveal somebody else's homosexuality; " This actor was outed last week"
  14. out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election; " now the Democrats are out"
  15. outside or external; " the out surface of a ship's hull"
  16. directed outward or serving to direct something outward; " the out doorway"; " the out basket"
  17. ( baseball) not allowed to continue to bat or run; " he was tagged out at second on a close play"; " he fanned out"
  18. not in; or in or into the open; " has been out all day"; " out to lunch"; " the sun is out"
  19. not worth considering as a possibility; " a picnic is out because of the weather"
  20. ( baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball; " you only get 3 outs per inning"
  21. of a fire; being out or having grown cold; " threw his extinct cigarette into the stream"; " the fire is out"
  22. not allowed to continue to bat or run; " he was tagged out at second on a close play"; " he fanned out"
  23. In its original and strict sense, out means from the interior of something; beyond the limits or boundary of somethings; in a position or relation which is exterior to something; -- opposed to in or into. The something may be expressed after of, from, etc. ( see Out of, below); or, if not expressed, it is implied; as, he is out; or, he is out of the house, office, business, etc.; he came out; or, he came out from the ship, meeting, sect, party, etc.
  24. Away; abroad; off; from home, or from a certain, or a usual, place; not in; not in a particular, or a usual, place; as, the proprietor is out, his team was taken out.
  25. Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy, constraint, etc., actual of figurative; hence, not in concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; as, the sun shines out; he laughed out, to be out at the elbows; the secret has leaked out, or is out; the disease broke out on his face; the book is out.
  26. Beyond the limit of existence, continuance, or supply; to the end; completely; hence, in, or into, a condition of extinction, exhaustion, completion; as, the fuel, or the fire, has burned out.
  27. Beyond the bounds of what is true, reasonable, correct, proper, common, etc.; in error or mistake; in a wrong or incorrect position or opinion; in a state of disagreement, opposition, etc.; in an inharmonious relation.
  28. Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.
  29. A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.
  30. To cause to be out; to eject; to expel.
  31. To come out with; to make known.
  32. To give out; to dispose of; to sell.
  33. To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.
  34. Beyond possession, control, or occupation; hence, in, or into, a state of want, loss, or deprivation; - used of office, business, property, knowledge, etc.; as, the Democrats went out and the Whigs came in; he put his money out at interest.
  35. One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office; - generally in the plural.
  36. A place or space outside of something; a nook or corner; an angle projecting outward; an open space; - chiefly used in the phrase ins and outs; as, the ins and outs of a question. See under In.
  37. Expressing impatience, anger, a desire to be rid of; - with the force of command; go out; begone; away; off.
  38. Away begone.
  39. Begone.
  40. Without; not within or at home; as, to live out at service; abroad; forth; not in office, possession, or action; as, three players are out; not in existence or continuance; as, put the light out; in error; as, your figures are out; without restraint or fully; loudly; as, to speak out.
  41. One who is not in office.
  42. Completely; thoroughly.
  43. Without, not within: gone forth: abroad: in a state of discovery: in a state of exhaustion, extinction, etc.: completely: freely: forcibly: at a loss: unsheltered: uncovered.
  44. Away! be gone !- OUT OF COURSE, out of order.
  45. Not within; forth; abroad; beyond limits.
  46. Prefix denoting excess, going beyond, or superiority.
  47. An outside place.
  48. A person or thing that is out or omitted.
  49. In a condition of issusnce, or as of having issued; on the outside; not in.
  50. Not in harmony or practise.
  51. Not at home.
  52. To the uttermost.
  53. From the inside of. In numerous self explaining compound verbs out adds the sense of surpassing or exceeding. usually meaning " more than, beyond, in excess"; as, outrank, outvote, outweigh, outbid.
  54. Without; not within; not at home; in a state of disclosure, or extinction, or being exhausted, or destitution; not in office; to the end; loudly; in an error; at a loss.
  55. To eject; to expel; as a prefix, it signifies to go beyond, to exceed, or excel. Out of, proceeding from a place. Out of hand, immediately. Out of print denotes that a book is not to be purchased. Out upon you, out upon it, expressions of dislike or contempt.
  56. Exterior.
  57. On or to the outside; without; not at home; in a state of exhaustion; in a state of extinction; not in office; not in employment; to the end, as, hear me out; without restraint, as, " I dare laugh out"; not in the hands of the owner, as, " the lands are out upon lease"; with parts of clothes torn, as, out at the elbows; incurring loss, as, out of pocket.
  58. Away; begone; prefix, beyond; exceeding; above.
  59. One who or that which is without; opposed to in; a nook or corner; an open space.
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Quotes of out

  1. Outside of being an actress, I feel like being out is the biggest way that gay people can change perception. There are people that give millions of dollars to gay organizations but are closeted to their own families. – Jill Bennett
  2. If they wish to alleviate the sufferings of the exploited classes, let them live up to their pretensions, let them abandon the academy and go out there and work politically and economically and in a humanitarian spirit. – Harold Bloom
  3. I think being mean to people in high school is healthy. It's sort of like you're in this situation with all these other kids and sometimes you need to get your aggression out And if you'd had people be mean to you before, it really does build character. – Lizzy Caplan
  4. I think I was always subconsciously driven by an attempt to restate that faith and to show where it was properly grounded, how it grew out of what a great many young men on both sides felt and believed and were brave enough to do. – Bruce Catton
  5. Never be possessive. If a female friend lets on that she is going out with another man, be kind and understanding. If she says she would like to go out with the Dallas Cowboys, including the coaching staff, the same rule applies. – Bruce Jay Friedman
  6. Actresses are nightmares. I don't hang out with any of them. That's a problem with my profession. I try not to be like an actress. – Gina Gershon
  7. One out of every 100 families in Vermont was a part owner of Ben and Jerry's. – Jerry Greenfield
  8. It is very wicked for you not to take care of your masters goods, but how much worse is it to pilfer and steal from them, whenever you think you shall not be found out – Jupiter Hammon
  9. When I meet somebody, I hang out with them, and it's all good, but I don't take it too seriously. – Christina Milian
  10. These things I believe: that government should butt out – Lyn Nofziger
  11. Dreams can be like charades in which we act out words rather than see or speak them. – Jane Roberts
  12. Don't be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it. – Donald Rumsfeld
  13. Our covering ministry is Challenge for Christ ministries, and Travel the Road was solely our mission arm, designed to expose people to what missions are, then connect them with agencies that send people out – Michael Scott
  14. Pull the good out of it and not worry about the drawbacks. – Chris Squire
  15. It's discouraging for me to come out there and watch the lack of fan support for a good team. – Jerry West

Usage examples for out

  1. For he must find out – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  2. Seen the p'lice out your way? – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  3. Well, get them out of it. – Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman by Emma Speed Sampson
  4. Did you find out that? – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  5. Out of Christ we do not live; we but exist. – Men in the Making by Ambrose Shepherd
  6. He's out of it. – The Flaw in the Crystal by May Sinclair
  7. And out you go. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  8. Why should we not go out – A Very Naughty Girl by L. T. Meade
  9. Now, how did you find that out – Dear Brutus by J. M. Barrie
  10. It is so much pleasanter out here. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  11. What did you go out for? – The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  12. Would she come out at all? – The Firefly Of France by Marion Polk Angellotti
  13. " And so they will all go out said Mr. Boncassen. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  14. I want to get out I want to get out – When Egypt Went Broke by Holman Day
  15. Shall I get one out – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  16. Oh, they don't come out – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  17. But I was not going to back out if I could help it. – Carnacki, The Ghost Finder by William Hope Hodgson
  18. Can we not speak out – Korea's Fight for Freedom by F.A. McKenzie
  19. He was with me all the time I was out there. – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  20. We wanted you to come out with us. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various

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