(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

SYN:Disembowel, eviscerate

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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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