come out

verb
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of come out

intransitive verb
1 a :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
5 a :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

coming-out

play \ˌkə-miŋ-ˈau̇t\ noun
come out with
1 :to give expression to
  • came out with a new proposal
2 :publish

Examples of come out in a Sentence

  1. in the end everything came out OK

  2. come out, come out wherever you are!

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First Known Use of come out

before 12th century

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