- The definition of out of the way refers to someplace that is not conveniently located, that is not located near the action or that is off the beaten path.
- An example of out of the way is a small restaurant half hour outside the city that you love because it is undiscovered.
- An example of out of the way is when your son asks you to take him to a comic book store an hour from your home to which you don't feel like going.
- An example of out of the way is when you have to deviate from your errands and drive five minutes in the opposite direction because you forgot something.
- not near a frequented road or populous place; secluded
- not common; unusual
- not conventional or proper
- Being in a remote or secluded location: a quiet, out-of-the-way resort.
- Being out of the ordinary; unusual: out-of-the-way memorabilia.
- Improper; offensive: out-of-the-way remarks.