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
The Wildcats got a strong outing from SEC pitcher of the year Sean Hjelle, who allowed three runs or less for the eighth time in nine starts.
It was deGrom’s worst outing since May 3, and came as a surprise given his recent form.
After a rough outing in his last Petco Park appearance (3 IP, 8 ER), the 24-year-old Perdomo turned in his fifth quality start of the season Friday in Washington.
Beyond the important issues Macron’s tackling, his body language drew the most public attention on his summit outings.
He wasn't supposed to be available after back-to-back outings, and the RailCats started considering position players to pitch if the game continued much longer.
Getting no-hit by three Arkansas pitchers and run-ruled by the Hogs in a 12-0 dismissal weren't exactly confidence-builders, either, but one of the worst outings by any team in tournament history could've been worse.
For this particular outing, Johnson sent a shoutout on social media; the first 200 to reply were in.
The outing brought Giolito’s record to 2-5 with a 5.44 ERA.
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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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