out of


out of

preposition

Definition of OUT OF

1
a (1) —used as a function word to indicate direction or movement from within to the outside of <walked out of the room> (2) —used as a function word to indicate a change in quality, state, or form <woke up out of a deep sleep>
b (1) —used as a function word to indicate a position or situation beyond the range, limits, or sphere of <out of control>
(2) —used as a function word to indicate a position or state away from the usual or expected <out of practice>
2
—used as a function word to indicate origin, source, or cause <a remarkable colt out of an ordinary mare> <built out of old lumber> <fled out of fear>
3
—used as a function word to indicate exclusion from or deprivation of <cheated him out of his savings> <out of breath>
4
—used as a function word to indicate choice or selection from a group <one out of four survived>
5
—used as a function word to indicate the center of an enterprise or activity <runs her business out of her home>
out of it
1
:  not part of a group, activity, or fashion
2
:  in a dazed or confused state

First Known Use of OUT OF

before 12th century

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