out of

preposition

Definition of out of

  1. 1a (1) —used as a function word to indicate direction or movement from within to the outside of walked out of the room (2) —used as a function word to indicate a change in quality, state, or form woke up out of a deep sleepb (1) —used as a function word to indicate a position or situation beyond the range, limits, or sphere of out of control (2) —used as a function word to indicate a position or state away from the usual or expected out of practice

  2. 2 —used as a function word to indicate origin, source, or cause a remarkable colt out of an ordinary mare built out of old lumber fled out of fear

  3. 3 —used as a function word to indicate exclusion from or deprivation of cheated him out of his savings out of breath

  4. 4 —used as a function word to indicate choice or selection from a group one out of four survived

  5. 5 —used as a function word to indicate the center of an enterprise or activity runs her business out of her home

out of it

  1. 1 :  not part of a group, activity, or fashion

  2. 2 :  in a dazed or confused state

First Known Use of out of

before 12th century


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