come out

verb

Definition of come out

intransitive verb

1a : to come into public view : make a public appearance a new magazine has come out
b : to become evident his pride came out in his refusal to accept help
2 : to declare oneself especially in public utterance came out in favor of the proposal
3 : to turn out in an outcome : end up everything came out all right
4 : to make a debut
5a : to openly declare one's homosexuality
b : to openly declare something about oneself previously kept hidden often used with as blew his cover and came out as a CIA agent— William Prochnau
come out with
1 : to give expression to came out with a new proposal
2 : publish

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coming-out \ ˌkə-​miŋ-​ˈau̇t How to pronounce coming-out (audio) \ noun

Examples of come out in a Sentence

in the end everything came out OK come out, come out wherever you are!

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Divide batter among muffin-pan cups (about 1/4 cup each) and bake until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Desert Bloom Cupcakes," 15 Feb. 2019 The display can blast out up to 400 nits, even with the new 1-watt panel technology—a huge deal, and one of the most important announcements to come out of Computex this year. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "HP Spectre x360 13 (2018) hands on: 'Whiskey Lake' power sits alongside 22 hours of battery life," 23 Oct. 2018 Disney Animated Studios previously announced four films coming out in the next four years, including Frozen 2. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Lin-Manuel Miranda Might Create Disney's First Latinx Princess and Fans are Freaking Out," 23 Jan. 2019 The bump might have a single hair coming out of it, Dr. Georgopoulos says, as well as a tiny divot. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Did You Know Dermoid Cysts Can Have Hair, Skin, and TEETH?," 15 Jan. 2019 Contrast this with Chrome, where within a few days of a new version coming out, almost the entire user base is migrated. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Edge dies a death of a thousand cuts as Microsoft switches to Chromium," 6 Dec. 2018 All photos courtesy of Michael Hilgers There are a slew of new camper designs coming out of Europe that showcase innovative ideas on how to pack a lot into a compact space. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Minimalist camper van packs everything you need in 48 square feet," 12 Sep. 2018 Want to get a feel for the character before the reboot comes out? Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Perry Mason Is Getting a Reboot—Here's Everything We Know," 14 Jan. 2019 That changed on one of my birthdays in the mid '90s when the Sony PlayStation came out. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Our favorite (and least favorite) tech of 2018," 26 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of come out

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of come out was before the 12th century

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