Out meaning

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The definition of out is something beyond the set limit or boundary.

An example of out is a baseball hit over the fence or the field.

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Away from the center or middle.

The troops fanned out.

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(now chiefly dial.) To put out.
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Get out; go away; begone.
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Communication completed.
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Out is defined as away, in the open, into existence, visible or clearly.

An example of out is having a date, to go out.

An example of out is going to the park to play, to be out in the park.

An example of out is leaving one room to another, to go out of the room.

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Out means someone who is openly gay.

An example of out is Ellen DeGeneres.

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In or into a state of unconsciousness.

The drug put him out for two hours.

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Into view.

The moon came out.

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Without inhibition; boldly.

Speak out.

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Into possession of another or others; into distribution.

Giving out free passes.

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In the time following; afterward.
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(baseball) So as to be retired, or counted as an out.

He grounded out to the shortstop.

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On strike.

The auto workers went out when management refused to reduce outsourcing.

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Exterior; external.

The out surface of a ship's hull.

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Directed away from a place or center; outgoing.

The out doorway.

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Traveling or landing out-of-bounds.
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Unconscious.

Was out for an hour during surgery.

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Not to be considered or permitted.

A taxi is out, because we don't have enough money. From now on, eating candy before dinner is out.

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No longer fashionable.
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No longer possessing or supplied with something.

I can't offer you coffee because we're out.

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(informal) Openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual.

An out performer.

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(baseball) Not allowed to continue to bat or run; retired.
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Forth from; through.

He fell out the window.

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Beyond or outside of.

Out this door is the garage.

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Within the area of.

The house has a garden out back.

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One that is out, especially one who is out of power.
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(informal) A means of escape.

The window was my only out.

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(sports) A serve or return that falls out of bounds in a court game.
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(printing) A word or other part of a manuscript omitted from the printed copy.
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To be disclosed or revealed; come out.

Truth will out.

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(sports) To send (a tennis ball, for example) outside the court or playing area.
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(chiefly british) To knock unconscious.
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Used in two-way radio to indicate that a transmission is complete and no reply is expected.
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In a way that surpasses, exceeds, or goes beyond.

Outdistance.

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Into or in the open air.

Come out and play.

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Into or in existence or activity.

Disease broke out.

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Into sight or notice.

The moon came out.

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So as to remove from power or office.

Vote them out.

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Forcefully; aloud.

Sing out, speak out.

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Beyond a regular or normal surface, condition, or position.

Stand out, eke out, lengthen out.

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Away from the interior, center, or midst [spread out, reach out, branch out]
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From one state, as of composure, harmony, or agreement, into another, as of annoyance, discord, or disagreement.

To feel put out; friends may fall out.

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Into or in disuse, discard, or obsolescence.

Long skirts went out.

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From a number, group, or stock.

Pick out.

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(slang) Into or in unconsciousness.

To pass out.

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(baseball) In a manner that results in an out.

To fly out.

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External.
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Beyond regular limits.
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Outlying; remote.
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Going or directed outward.

An out flight.

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Away from work, school, etc.

Out because of sickness.

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Bared because of torn clothing, etc.

Out at the elbow.

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Deviating from what is accurate or right.

Out in one's estimates.

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Not to be considered; not possible.
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Trying or determined.

He's out to humiliate me.

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In disagreement; at variance.
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That is not successful or in power.
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Deliberating in order to reach a verdict.

The jury is still out.

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(informal) Having suffered a financial loss.

Out fifty dollars.

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(informal) No longer popular, fashionable, etc.; outmoded.
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(informal) Publicly identified as being homosexual.
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(baseball) Failing or having failed to get on base.
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Out of; through to the outside.

He walked out the door.

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Along, and away from a central location or some other point of departure.

To drive out a country road.

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(old poet.) Forth from.

A rousing cry from out the trumpet's throat.

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Something that is out.
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A person, group, etc. that is not in power, in office, or in a favored position.
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(slang) A way out; means of avoiding something; excuse.
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(baseball) The failure of a batter or runner to reach base safely.
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(racket sports) A service or return that lands out of bounds.
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To come out; esp., to become known.

The truth will out.

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Situated at or coming from a point away, outside, external.

Outbuilding, outpatient.

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Going away or forth, outward.

Outbound.

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Better, greater, or more than.
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Away from home or one's usual place, or not indoors.

Let's eat out tonight.

Leave a message with my secretary if I'm out when you call.

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Away from; at a distance.

Keep out!

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Away from the inside or the centre.

The magician pulled the rabbit out of the hat.

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Into a state of non-operation; into non-existence.

Switch the lights out.

Put the fire out.

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To the end; completely.

I hadn't finished. Hear me out.

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Used to intensify or emphasize.

The place was all decked out for the holidays.

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(cricket, baseball) Of a player, disqualified from playing further by some action of a member of the opposing team (such as being stumped in cricket).
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Away from the inside.

He threw it out the door.

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(colloquial) Outside.

It's raining out.

It's cold out.

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A means of exit, escape, reprieve, etc.

They wrote the law to give those organizations an out.

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(baseball) A state in which a member of the batting team is removed from play due to the application of various rules of the game such as striking out, hitting a fly ball which is caught by the fielding team before bouncing, etc.
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(cricket) A dismissal; a state in which a member of the batting team finishes his turn at bat, due to the application of various rules of the game such as hit wicket, wherein the bowler has hit the batsman's wicket with the ball.
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(poker) A card which can make a hand a winner.
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(dated) A trip out; an outing.
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(chiefly in the plural) One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office.
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A place or space outside of something; a nook or corner; an angle projecting outward; an open space.
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(printing, dated) A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.
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To eject; to expel.
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To reveal (a person) to be secretly homosexual.
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To reveal (a person or organization) as having a certain secret.
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To reveal (a secret).

A Brazilian company outed the new mobile phone design.

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(intransitive) To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.
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Released, available for purchase, download or other use.

Did you hear? Their newest CD is out!

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(cricket, baseball) Of a batter or batsman, having caused an out called on himself while batting under various rules of the game.
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Openly acknowledging one's homosexuality.

It's no big deal to be out in the entertainment business.

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Toward the outside of, away from.
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Greater than, beyond.
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In a direction away from the inside.

Went out to hail a taxi.

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(informal) on the outs
  • Not on friendly terms; disagreeing.
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go out
  • to play the first nine holes of an 18-hole golf course
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on the outs
  • on unfriendly terms
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out and about
  • visiting here and there
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out and away
  • by far; without comparison
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out and out
  • completely; thoroughly
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out for
  • determined to get or do
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out from under
  • away from difficulty or danger
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out of
  • from inside of
  • from the number of
  • past the boundaries or scope of; beyond
  • from (material, etc.)
    Made out of stone.
  • because of; for the purpose of
    out of spite, to make conversation out of politeness.
  • given birth by
  • not in possession of; having no
    out of money, out of gas.
  • not in a condition
    out of order, out of focus.
  • so as to deprive or be deprived of
    Cheat out of money.
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(slang) out of it
  • not sophisticated, fashionable, etc.; not hip, with-it, etc.
  • in a diminished or impaired mental state; specif., confused, intoxicated, unconscious, etc.
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out one's way
  • in, to, or near one's neighborhood
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out on one's feet
  • dazed or stunned, but still standing
  • completely exhausted
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out there
  • available or in existence
    There are lots of good colleges out there.
  • odd, eccentric, etc.
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out with it!
  • speak! say what is on your mind!
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Origin of out

  • < out

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English ūt ud- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From out

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English ut-, from Old English Å«t- (“out, without, outside") (also as Å«ta-, Å«tan- (“from or on the outside, without"), as in Å«tanweard (“outward, external")), from Proto-Germanic *Å«t- (“out-"). Cognate with Dutch uit-, German aus-, Swedish ut-, Icelandic út-. More at out.

    From Wiktionary

  • From a combination of Old English Å«t (from Proto-Germanic *Å«t) and Å«te. Cognate with West Frisian út, Dutch uit, German aus, Norwegian/Swedish ut, ute, Danish ud, ude.

    From Wiktionary