(noun.) (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball; 'you only get 3 outs per inning'.
(verb.) be made known; be disclosed or revealed; 'The truth will out'.
(verb.) reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle; 'The gay actor was outed last week'; 'Someone outed a CIA agent'.
(adj.) outer or outlying; 'the out islands' .
(adj.) no longer fashionable; 'that style is out these days' .
(adj.) outside or external; 'the out surface of a ship's hull' .
(adj.) directed outward or serving to direct something outward; 'the out doorway'; 'the out basket' .
(adj.) not worth considering as a possibility; 'a picnic is out because of the weather' .
(adj.) not allowed to continue to bat or run; 'he was tagged out at second on a close play'; 'he fanned out' .
(adj.) out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election; 'now the Democrats are out' .
(adv.) away from home; 'they went out last night'.
(adv.) moving or appearing to move away from a place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden; 'the cat came out from under the bed';.
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(a.) 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.
(a.) 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.
(a.) 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.
(a.) 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.
(a.) 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.
(a.) 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.
(a.) Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.
(n.) One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office; -- generally in the plural.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.
(v. t.) To cause to be out; to eject; to expel.
(v. t.) To come out with; to make known.
(v. t.) To give out; to dispose of; to sell.
(v. i.) To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.
(interj.) Expressing impatience, anger, a desire to be rid of; -- with the force of command; go out; begone; away; off.
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Synonyms and Antonyms
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adv. without not within: gone forth: abroad: to the full stretch or extent: in a state of discovery development &c.: in a state of exhaustion extinction &c.: away from the mark: completely: at or to an end: to others as to hire out: freely: forcibly: at a loss: unsheltered: uncovered.—prep. forth from: outside of: exterior: outlying remote.—n. one who is out esp. of office—opp. to In: leave to go out an outing.—v.i. to go or come out.—interj. away! begone!—n. Out′-and-out′er a thoroughgoer a first-rate fellow.—adjs. Out′-of-door open-air; Out-of-the-way′ uncommon: singular: secluded.—Out and away by far; Out and out thoroughly: completely—also as adj. thorough complete; Out-at-elbows worn-out threadbare; Out of character unbecoming: improper; Out of course out of order; Out of date unfashionable: not now in use; Out of favour disliked; Out of hand instantly; Out of joint not in proper connection: disjointed; Out of one's mind mad; Out of pocket having spent more than one has received; Out of print not to be had for sale said of books &c.; Out of sorts or temper unhappy: cross-tempered; Out of the common unusual pre-eminent; Out of the question that cannot be at all considered; Out of time too soon or too late: not keeping time in music; Out with away with: (Scot.) outside of: say do &c. at once.
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- Bring out your vouchers, and don't talk Jerusalem palaver. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Mr. Wopsle in a comprehensive black cloak, being descried entering at the turnpike, the gravedigger was admonished in a friendly way, Look out! Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- He bucked her out along the shore Qf the lake and as soon as she was reasonable they went on back along the trail. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- We have been on the look-out for him, and there was some idea that he had got away to America. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Yes,' said Sam, 'and I vish they'd bring out the have-his-carcase. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- Miss Mills had a wonderful flow of words, and liked to pour them out. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- Except one man, who got up and went out. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- She has the age and sense of a woman, but the outs and not outs are beyond me. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- The result of moisture in the interior of a magnet is to weaken the effectiveness of the installation, leading eventually to short circuits and burn-outs. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Caleb scattered his snuff carefully instead of taking it, and then added, The ins and outs of things are curious. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- At last he outs into the passage, and he cries, 'Is that man never goin' to come? Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- I dunnot stomach the notion of having favour curried for me, by one as doesn't know the ins and outs of the quarrel. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- As such I know more of the ins and outs of him than any person living does. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- I han't seen a way to get you safe, and I've looked arter you to know your ins and outs. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- It was not an Opera night, and no one was giving a party, so that Beaufort's outing was undoubtedly of a clandestine nature. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- Your first outing will be Monday night, I suppose? Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- The other is like a man who has planned an outing for the next day which continuing rain will frustrate. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
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