outgate

1 of 2

noun

out·​gate
ˈau̇tˌgāt,
ˈütˌ-
1
chiefly Scottish : the act of going out : exiting
2
chiefly Scottish : a way out : outlet

outgate

2 of 2

preposition

dialectal
: beyond, outside
run outgate their wits for a womanMaristan Chapman

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English, from out + gate way, road, act of going (way)

Preposition

from obsolete outgate, adverb, outside, probably from out entry 4 + gate (opening)

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“Outgate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outgate. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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