- (archaic or dialectal) Out; out of; out from.
(comparative more outen, superlative most outen)
From Middle English outen, uten, from Old English ūtan (“from outside, on the outside, without”), from Proto-Germanic *ūtô, *ūtą (“outside”), from Proto-Indo-European *ūd- (“up, over”). Cognate with Middle Low German ūten (“out, forth”), German außen (“outside, out”), Swedish utan (“without, free from”). More at out.
(third-person singular simple present outens, present participle outening, simple past and past participle outened)
- (chiefly dialectal) To put out; extinguish.
- outen the light
From out + -en.