outgoing


out·go·ing

adjective \ˈat-ˌgō-iŋ, -ˌg(-)iŋ\

—used to describe someone who is friendly and likes being with and talking to other people

: going away : leaving a place

: leaving a particular position

Full Definition of OUTGOING

1
a :  going away :  departing <an outgoing ship>
b :  retiring or withdrawing from a place or position <the outgoing president>
c :  directed to an intended recipient <outgoing mail>
2
:  openly friendly and responsive :  extroverted
out·go·ing·ness noun

Examples of OUTGOING

  1. Outgoing mail goes in this box.
  2. <a salesman whose aggressively outgoing personality could sometimes be overbearing>

First Known Use of OUTGOING

1633

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: outgoings
Previous Word in the Dictionary: outgoer
All Words Near: outgoing

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up outgoing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More