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 Labor Day bonfire with friends from the Down 2 Pound motorcycle club was his first outing to the old haunt in a year.
Crockett is competing with the Hamilton Joes this year and recently turned in a stellar outing against the Xenia Scouts on Wednesday.
Getting down 5-0 after the third inning on a shaky outing from rookie starter Andrew Moore certainly could’ve tempered the energy.
Late-night TV satirists never tire of noting how the president has put on weight in office, despite frequent outings to play golf.
While the details of the proposal haven't been revealed, perhaps the post hints at a romantic lakeside outing.
Baumann is scheduled for his first multi-inning outing this weekend, and could join a full-season affiliate shortly afterward.
As BuzzFeed points out, Kendall’s last major outing with Taylor was in June 2015, when Taylor was on the 1989 World Tour, long before #ReceiptGate.
Aramazd Andressian Jr. vanished in late April after a family outing to Disneyland.
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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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