out of town

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of out of town

1 : a different town
  • She's from out of town.
2 : away from the town or city where one lives or where an activity usually takes place
  • I'm going to be out of town over the weekend.
  • The ball club will be playing out of town next week.

Word by Word Definitions

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

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

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

town play
  1. : a compactly settled area usually larger than a village but smaller than a city

  2. : a compactly settled area as distinguished from surrounding rural territory

  3. : a large densely populated urban area : city


out-of-town

adjective

Definition of out-of-town

1 : coming from or going to another town or city
  • out-of-town mail
  • out-of-town visitors
2 : happening in another town or city
  • The band has an out-of-town show tomorrow night.
3 British : located away from the center of a town
  • out-of-town shopping centers

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