Out-of-place definitions

The definition of out of place is someone or something that doesn't belong, or something that is not in the correct spot.

An example of out of place is a cat in a huge group of dogs.

An example of out of place is a vase that has been moved from its spot on the mantel onto the floor.

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(idiomatic) Not in the proper situation or arrangement, or inappropriate for the circumstances.

She comes in out of the storm with not a hair out of place. Amongst all those horsey people I felt quite out of place.

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