outgate

noun
out·​gate | \ ˈau̇tˌgāt, ˈütˌ- \

Definition of outgate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 chiefly Scottish : the act of going out : exiting
2 chiefly Scottish : a way out : outlet

outgate

preposition

Definition of outgate (Entry 2 of 2)

dialectal
: beyond, outside run outgate their wits for a woman— Maristan Chapman

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History and Etymology for outgate

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 18 Oct. 2021.

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