come out

came out; come out; coming out; comes out

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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Other Words from come out

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

Examples of come out in a Sentence

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However, downtime aside, many of the leading actors like Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams do have interesting projects in the works, some even coming out now. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "What Is the Game of Thrones Cast Working on Next?," 22 May 2019 The companies said the offer of $33.15 a share comes out to a premium for Advanced Disposal shareholders of 22.1% based on the company’s closing price Friday. Allison Prang And Cara Lombardo, WSJ, "Waste Management to Buy Advanced Disposal Services for About $2.9 Billion," 15 Apr. 2019 Isaiah, to this day, has denied that it was directed at T.R. After the press got wind of it, T.R. came out as gay. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The True Story of Why Isaiah Washington Left 'Grey's Anatomy' and Dr. Burke Behind," 2 May 2019 Also, Emily's childhood room décor was 1960s flower-power, and Toy Story came out in 1995 — which would make Emily in her 30s. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "20 Insane Disney Movie Fan Theories That Will Blow. Your. Mind.," 16 Apr. 2019 Burkle botched his kill-shot, and didn’t come out looking so great himself. Ben Widdicombe, Town & Country, "Why It Makes Perfect Sense That Billionaire Ron Burkle Would Buy The Enquirer," 11 Apr. 2019 Fall could, of course, mean anything from late September through December, but a lot of awards season films come out in November or December. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "When Is Netflix's Ted Bundy Movie Coming Out? It's a Controversial Film," 29 Mar. 2019 There are quite a few entrants to the space, but direct-to-consumer sleep giant Casper has come out on top, boasting more than $600 million in revenue since its 2014 debut. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "A breakdown of this year’s brand winners and losers.," 27 Dec. 2018 Interestingly, an earlier CNET review described the opposite problem: food came out slightly underdone. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Review: The June oven made me want a camera in every cooking device," 22 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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