Definition of outing
1 : a brief usually outdoor pleasure trip
2 : an athletic competition or race; also : an appearance therein
3 : a usually public presentation or appearance (as in a particular role) her first outing as a novelist
4 : the public disclosure of the covert homosexuality of a prominent person especially by homosexual activists
Recent Examples of outing from the Web
Aramazd Andressian Jr. vanished in late April after a family outing to Disneyland.
Bailey didn’t make it out of the second inning in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, giving up eight runs in that outing.
The 19-year-old right-hander turned in his second quality start in his last three outings, striking out six and allowing a run over six innings in the TinCaps’ 5-1 win over visiting South Bench on Monday night.
The leisurely outings precede a speech the former president is supposed to give at an Indonesian Diaspora Congress in Jakarta.
The outing evoked memories of right-hander Willie Glen, the only RailCats player with his number retired.
Her first Flea Off Market outing takes place in August.
White’s career ended terrifically as his final five appearances went without a run given up and culminated with a stellar outing on May 6 in a 17-6 win over Chapman in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.
Among his outings were four shutouts and a no-hitter.
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First Known Use of outing
OUTING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outing for English Language Learners
: a brief trip that people take for fun usually as a group
: a time when an athlete (such as a baseball pitcher) competes in a game or contest
: an act of telling the public that a person is homosexual when that person does not want the public to know
OUTING Defined for Kids
Definition of outing for Students
: a brief usually outdoor trip for pleasure We went on an outing to the beach.
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