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out

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adverb \ˈau̇t\

Simple Definition of out

  • : in a direction away from the inside or center of something

  • : in or to a place outside of something (such as a building, room, etc.)

  • : away from home or work

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of out

  1. 1 a (1) :  in a direction away from the inside or center <went out into the garden> (2) :  outside <it's raining out> b :  from among others c :  away from the shore d :  away from home or work <out to lunch> e :  away from a particular place

  2. 2 a :  so as to be missing or displaced from the usual or proper place <left a word out> <threw his shoulder out> b :  into the possession or control of another <lend out money> c :  into a state of loss or defeat <was voted out> d :  into a state of vexation <they do not mark me, and that brings me out — Shakespeare> e :  into groups or shares <sorted out her notes> <parceled out the farm>

  3. 3 a :  to the point of depletion, extinction, or exhaustion <the food ran out> <turn the light out> <all tuckered out> b :  to completion or satisfaction <hear me out> <work the problem out> c :  to the full or a great extent or degree <all decked out> <stretched out on the floor>

  4. 4 a :  in or into the open <the sun came out> b :  out loud <cried out> c :  in or into public circulation <the evening paper isn't out yet> <hand out pamphlets> <the library book is still out>

  5. 5 a :  at an end <before the day is out> b :  in or into an insensible or unconscious state <she was out cold> c :  in or into a useless state <landed the plane with one engine out> d :  so as to end the offensive turn of another player, a side, or oneself in baseball <threw him out> <fly out>

  6. 6 —used on a two-way radio circuit to indicate that a message is complete and no reply is expected

Examples of out in a sentence

  1. He went out to the garden.

  2. He looked out at the snow.

  3. She poured the tea out.

  4. The girl stuck her tongue out.

  5. His shirttail was hanging out.

  6. I heard a noise in the bushes and out jumped a cat!

  7. He waited out in the hall.

  8. I cleaned my car inside and out.

  9. A car pulled up and two men got out.

  10. He grabbed his coat and out he went.



Origin and Etymology of out

Middle English, from Old English ūt; akin to Old High German ūz out, Greek hysteros later, Sanskrit ud up, out


First Known Use: before 12th century


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out

verb

Simple Definition of out

  • : to tell people that (someone) is a homosexual

  • : to tell people that (someone) is or does a particular thing

  • : to become publicly known

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  eject, oust

  3. 2 :  to identify publicly as being such secretly <wanted to out pot smokers>; especially :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become publicly known <the truth will out>

Examples of out in a sentence

  1. a gay actor who was outed in a magazine article

  2. He is threatening to out other players who have used steroids.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of out

before 12th century


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out

preposition

Simple Definition of out

  • —used to indicate that a person or animal is looking at something that is outside of a building, room, etc.

  • —used to indicate that a person or animal is moving from the inside of a building, room, etc., to the outside

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of out

  1. —used as a function word to indicate an outward movement <ran out the door> <looked out the window>

13th Century

First Known Use of out

13th century


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out

adjective

Definition of out

  1. 1 a :  situated outside :  external b :  out-of-bounds

  2. 2 :  situated at a distance :  outlying <the out islands>

  3. 3 :  not being in power

  4. 4 :  absent

  5. 5 :  removed by the defense from play as a batter or base runner in a baseball inning <two men out>

  6. 6 :  directed outward or serving to direct something outward <the out basket>

  7. 7 :  not being in vogue or fashion

  8. 8 :  not to be considered :  out of the question

  9. 9 :  determined 1 <was out to get revenge>

  10. 10 :  engaged in or attempting a particular activity <won on his first time out>

  11. 11 :  publicly known or identified as a homosexual




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out

noun

Simple Definition of out

  • baseball : the act of causing a player to be out or the situation that exists when a player has been put out

  • : a way of avoiding an embarrassing or difficult situation

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of out

  1. 1 :  outside

  2. 2 :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside <a matter of outs versus ins>

  3. 3 a :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball b :  a player that is put out

  4. 4 :  a way of escaping from an embarrassing or difficult situation

on the outs

  1. :  on unfriendly terms :  at variance

Examples of out in a sentence

  1. The play resulted in an out.

  2. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, he hit a home run to win the game.

  3. He changed the wording of the contract to give himself an out.



1717

First Known Use of out

1717


out-

prefix

Simple Definition of out-

  • : in a manner that is greater, better, or more than something else

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of out-

  1. :  in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats <outmaneuver>

  1. outachieve

  2. outact

  3. outbargain

  4. outbid

  5. outbitch

  6. outbluff

  7. outbox

  8. outbrag

  9. outbrawl

  10. outbulk

  11. outbuy

  12. outcatch

  13. outcharge

  14. outclimb

  15. outcoach

  16. outcompete

  17. outdance

  18. outdazzle

  19. outdebate

  20. outdeliver

  21. outdesign

  22. outdrag

  23. outdress

  24. outdrink

  25. outdrive

  26. outduel

  27. outearn

  28. outeat

  29. outfight

  30. outfigure

  31. outfish

  32. outfly

  33. outfumble

  34. outgain

  35. outglitter

  36. outgross

  37. outhit

  38. outhomer

  39. outhunt

  40. outhustle

  41. outjump

  42. outkick

  43. outkill

  44. outlast

  45. outleap

  46. outlearn

  47. outman

  48. outmaneuver

  49. outmanipulate

  50. outmarch

  51. outmuscle

  52. outorganize

  53. outpass

  54. outperform

  55. outpitch

  56. outplay

  57. outplot

  58. outpolitick

  59. outpoll

  60. outpopulate

  61. outpower

  62. outpray

  63. outpreach

  64. outprice

  65. outproduce

  66. outpromise

  67. outpunch

  68. outrate

  69. outrebound

  70. outreproduce

  71. outrival

  72. outroar

  73. outrow

  74. outrush

  75. outsail

  76. outscheme

  77. outscoop

  78. outscore

  79. outshout

  80. outsing

  81. outsit

  82. outskate

  83. outsoar

  84. outsparkle

  85. outspeed

  86. outsprint

  87. outstride

  88. outswear

  89. outswim

  90. outtalk

  91. outthink

  92. outthrow

  93. outtrade

  94. outvie

  95. outvote

  96. outwait

  97. outwalk

  98. outwatch

  99. outwrestle

  100. outwrite

  101. outyell

  102. outyield

Origin and Etymology of out-

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OUT Defined for Kids

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out

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adverb \ˈau̇t\

Definition of out for Students

  1. 1 :  in a direction away from the inside, center, or surface <The boy looked out at the snow.>

  2. 2 :  away from home, business, or the usual or proper place <I went out for lunch.>

  3. 3 :  so as to be used up, completed, or discontinued <Our food supply ran out.> <The patient filled the form out.> <He blew the candle out.>

  4. 4 :  so as to be missing or moved from the usual or proper place <You left a comma out.>

  5. 5 :  in or into the open <The sun came out in the afternoon.>

  6. 6 :  aloud <The dog cried out in pain.>

  7. 7 :  beyond control or possession <She promised not to let the secret out.>

  8. 8 :  so as to be or make unsuccessful in reaching base in baseball <Our catcher threw the runner out.>




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preposition

Definition of out for Students

  1. 1 :  outward through <The boy looked out the window.>

  2. 2 :  outward on or along <We drove out the road by the river.>

out of

  1. 1 :  from the inside to the outside of :  not in <I walked out of the room.> <They are out of town.>

  2. 2 :  beyond the limits or range of <The bird flew out of sight.> <The patient is out of danger.>

  3. 3 :  because of <They obeyed out of fear.>

  4. 4 :  in a group of <I only got one out of five right.>

  5. 5 :  1without 2 <The store is out of bread.>

  6. 6 :  from 3 <We made a table out of some boxes.>




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adjective

Definition of out for Students

  1. 1 :  no longer in power or use <The lights are out.>

  2. 2 :  no longer continuing or taking place <The fire is out.> <School is out.>

  3. 3 :  not confined :  not concealed or covered <The secret is out.> <The sun is out.>

  4. 4 :  absent 1 <I can't use a basket with its bottom out.> <The teacher is out today.>

  5. 5 :  located outside or at a distance <The island is 20 miles out.>

  6. 6 :  being no longer at bat and not successful in reaching base

  7. 7 :  no longer in fashion

  8. 8 :  out-of-bounds




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out

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noun

Definition of out for Students

  1. :  the act of causing a baseball player to be unsuccessful in reaching base




out-

prefix

Definition of out- for Students

  1. :  in a manner that goes beyond <outnumber> <outrun>





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