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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. knocked unconscious by a heavy blow
  6. a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball; " you only get 3 outs per inning"
  7. away from home; " they went out last night"
  8. outside of an enclosed space; " she is out"
  9. outward from a reference point; " he kicked his legs out"
  10. outer or outlying; " the out islands"
  11. no longer fashionable; " that style is out these days"
  12. reveal somebody else's homosexuality; " This actor was outed last week"
  13. out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election; " now the Democrats are out"
  14. outside or external; " the out surface of a ship's hull"
  15. directed outward or serving to direct something outward; " the out doorway"; " the out basket"
  16. ( baseball) not allowed to continue to bat or run; " he was tagged out at second on a close play"; " he fanned out"
  17. not in; or in or into the open; " has been out all day"; " out to lunch"; " the sun is out"
  18. not worth considering as a possibility; " a picnic is out because of the weather"
  19. ( baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball; " you only get 3 outs per inning"
  20. of a fire; being out or having grown cold; " threw his extinct cigarette into the stream"; " the fire is out"
  21. not allowed to continue to bat or run; " he was tagged out at second on a close play"; " he fanned out"
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.
  28. A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.
  29. To cause to be out; to eject; to expel.
  30. To come out with; to make known.
  31. To give out; to dispose of; to sell.
  32. To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.
  33. 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.
  34. One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office; - generally in the plural.
  35. 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.
  36. Expressing impatience, anger, a desire to be rid of; - with the force of command; go out; begone; away; off.
  37. Away begone.
  38. One who is not in office.
  39. Completely; thoroughly.
  40. 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.
  41. Away! be gone !- OUT OF COURSE, out of order.
  42. Not within; forth; abroad; beyond limits.
  43. Prefix denoting excess, going beyond, or superiority.
  44. An outside place.
  45. A person or thing that is out or omitted.
  46. In a condition of issusnce, or as of having issued; on the outside; not in.
  47. Not in harmony or practise.
  48. Not at home.
  49. To the uttermost.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. Exterior.
  53. 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.
  54. Away; begone; prefix, beyond; exceeding; above.
  55. One who or that which is without; opposed to in; a nook or corner; an open space.

Usage examples for out

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