Definitions for outaʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. not in the usual place, position, state, etc.:

    out of alphabetical order.

  2. away from one's home, country, work, etc., as specified:

    to go out of town.

  3. in or into the outdoors:

    to go out for a walk.

  4. to a state of exhaustion or depletion:

    to pump a well out.

  5. to the end or conclusion, a final decision, etc.:

    to say it all out.

  6. to a point or state of extinction:

    a practice on the way out.

  7. in or into a state of neglect, disuse, etc.:

    That style has gone out.

  8. so as not to be in the normal or proper position or state; out of joint:

    Her back went out after her fall.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. in or into public notice or knowledge:

    The truth is out at last.

  10. on strike:

    The miners go out at midnight.

  11. so as to project or extend:

    to stretch out.

  12. from a specified source or material:

    made out of scraps.

  13. so as to deprive or be deprived:

    to be cheated out of one's money.

  14. aloud or loudly:

    to cry out.

  15. thoroughly; completely; entirely:

    The children tired me out.

  16. so as to obliterate or make undecipherable:

    to cross out a misspelling; to ink out.

  17. (adj.)not at one's home or place of employment; absent:

    I stopped by to visit you, but you were out.

  18. not open to consideration; out of the question:

    She gets airsick, so flying is out.

  19. wanting; lacking; without:

    We had some but now we're out.

  20. removed from or not in effective operation, play, etc., as in a game:

    He's out for the season with a leg injury.

  21. no longer holding a job, public office, etc.; unemployed (usu. fol. by of):

    to be out of work.

  22. inoperative; extinguished:

    The elevator is out. Are the lights out?

  23. finished; ended:

    before the week is out.

  24. not currently fashionable or in vogue:

    Fitted waistlines are out this season.

  25. unconscious; senseless:

    Two drinks and he's usually out.

  26. not in power, authority, or the like:

    a member of the out party.

    Category: Government

  27. Baseball. (of a batter) not succeeding in getting on base. (of a base runner) not successful in an attempt to advance a base or bases.

    Category: Sport

  28. out of bounds.

  29. having a financial loss to an indicated extent:

    out millions when the market crashed.

    Category: Business

  30. incorrect or inaccurate:

    calculations out by $247.

  31. not in practice:

    Your bow hand is out.

  32. beyond the usual range, size, weight, etc. (often used in combination):

    an outsize bed.

  33. threadbare or having holes:

    out at the knees.

  34. not available:

    Mums are out till next fall.

  35. external; outer.

  36. located at a distance; outlying:

    the out islands.

  37. Cricket. not having its innings:

    the out side.

    Category: Sport

  38. Slang.openly homosexual:

    an out lesbian.

    Category: Status (usage)

  39. indicating the first nine holes of an 18-hole golf course (opposed to in):

    an out score of 33.

    Category: Sport

  40. (prep.)(used to indicate movement or direction from the inside to the outside of something):

    She ran out the door.

  41. (used to indicate location):

    The car is out back.

  42. (used to indicate movement away from a central point):

    Let's drive out the old parkway.

  43. (interj.)begone! away!

  44. (used in radio communications to signify that the sender has finished the message and is not expecting a reply.)

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Radio and Television

    Ref: Compare over (def. 46). 1 61

  45. Archaic. (an exclamation of indignation, reproach, etc.) (usu. fol. by upon):

    Out upon you!

  46. (n.)a means of escape from responsibility, embarrassment, etc.:

    I had no out.

  47. Usu., outs. those persons or groups not in office or lacking status, power, or authority.

    Category: Government

  48. Baseball. a turn at bat that results in a put-out.

    Category: Sport

    Ref: put-out .

  49. (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) an out-of-bounds return or service.

    Category: Sport

  50. something that is out, as a projecting corner.

  51. Print. an omission or deletion.

    Category: Printing

  52. (v.i.)to go or come out.

  53. to become public, evident, known, etc.:

    The truth will out.

  54. to make known; tell (fol. by with):

    Out with the truth!

  55. (v.t.)to eject or expel.

  56. to intentionally expose (a secret homosexual, esp. a public figure).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  57. out of trim,Naut. (of a ship) drawing excessively at the bow or stern.

    Category: Idiom

Idioms for out:

  1. all out,with maximum effort; thoroughly or wholeheartedly:

    They went all out to finish by Friday.

    Category: Idiom

  2. on the outs,in a state of disagreement; quarreling; at odds.

    Category: Idiom

  3. out from under,rid of burdensome responsibilities, esp. free of debt.

    Category: Idiom

  4. out of, not within: beyond the reach of: not in a condition of: so as to deprive or be deprived of. from within or among: because of; owing to: foaled by:

    out of the house.

    out of hearing.

    out of danger.

    Take the jokers out of the pack.

    out of loyalty.

    Grey Dancer out of Lady Grey.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom

  5. out of it, Informal. not participating. not conscious. confused; muddled.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom, Informal

  6. out of place, not in the correct position or order. unsuitable to the circumstances or surroundings.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of out:

bef. 900; ME; OE ūt, c. OFris, OS ūt, OHG ūz, ON ūt; akin to Skt ud-


  1. a prefixal use of out , occurring in various senses in compounds (outcast; outcome; outside), and serving also to form transitive verbs denoting a going beyond, surpassing, or outdoing of the particular action indicated (outbid; outdo; outlast).

    Category: Affix

Origin of out-:

ME; OE ūt-; see out

Princeton's WordNet

  1. out(adj)

    (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball

    "you only get 3 outs per inning"

  2. out(p)(adj)

    not allowed to continue to bat or run

    "he was tagged out at second on a close play"; "he fanned out"

  3. extinct, out(p)(adj)

    being out or having grown cold

    "threw his extinct cigarette into the stream"; "the fire is out"

  4. out(p)(adj)

    not worth considering as a possibility

    "a picnic is out because of the weather"

  5. out(a)(adj)

    out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election

    "now the Democrats are out"

  6. forbidden, out(p), prohibited, proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten(adj)

    excluded from use or mention

    "forbidden fruit"; "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo subject"

  7. out(a)(adj)

    directed outward or serving to direct something outward

    "the out doorway"; "the out basket"

  8. out(adj)

    no longer fashionable

    "that style is out these days"

  9. out(a)(adj)

    outside or external

    "the out surface of a ship's hull"

  10. out(adj)

    outer or outlying

    "the out islands"

  11. knocked out(p), kayoed, KO'd, out(p), stunned(verb)

    knocked unconscious by a heavy blow

  12. come out of the closet, out, come out(verb)

    to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality

    "This actor outed last year"

  13. out(verb)

    reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle

    "The gay actor was outed last week"; "Someone outed a CIA agent"

  14. out, come out(adverb)

    be made known; be disclosed or revealed

    "The truth will out"

  15. out(adverb)

    away from home

    "they went out last night"

  16. out(adverb)

    moving or appearing to move away from a place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden

    "the cat came out from under the bed";

  17. away, out(adverb)

    from one's possession

    "he gave out money to the poor"; "gave away the tickets"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. out(adverb)ʊt

    ≠ in

    She got up and walked out.; One of the marbles fell out.

  2. outʊt

    ≠ in

    It's really warm out.

  3. outʊt

    far away, especially to the west or east

    She moved out to Arizona.; a mountain range way out to the west

  4. outʊt

    ≠ in

    I'm going out tonight.

  5. outʊt

    to take sb to a restaurant, bar, etc.

    They took her out for a farewell dinner.

  6. outʊt

    available to buy or obtain

    Her new book comes out next week.

  7. outʊt

    not in a bad situation anymore

    women in abusive relationships who want to get out

  8. outʊt

    not burning anymore

    to put a fire out

  9. outʊt

    at an end

    What time does class get out?

  10. outʊt

    (of the sun, moon, or stars) seen in the sky

    The sun's coming out!

  11. outʊt

    ≠ in

    The tide is going out.

  12. out(adjective)ʊt

    ≠ in

    I'll be out for a few hours.

  13. outʊt

    not at work because of illness

    He was out sick for two days.

  14. outʊt

    ≠ in

    Is the dog out?

  15. outʊt

    available to buy or obtain

    Her new book is out.

  16. outʊt

    ≠ in

    Both teams were out after the second round.

  17. outʊt

    ≠ in

    We don't have enough money, so that option's out.

  18. outʊt

    at an end

    School is out for the summer.

  19. outʊt

    (of the sun, moon, or stars) able to be seen in the sky

    The stars are all out.

  20. outʊt

    not burning anymore

    The fire is out.

  21. outʊt

    ≠ in

    Long skirts were out for a long time.

  22. outʊt

    having told others about being gay or lesbian

    He wasn't out yet.

  23. outʊt

    ≠ in

    The tide is out.

  24. outʊt

    having flowers

    The roses are finally out.

  25. out(verb)ʊt

    to make people aware that sb is homosexual

    He was outed at work.


  1. out(Noun)

    A means of exit, escape, reprieve, etc.

    They wrote the law to give those organizations an out.

  2. out(Noun)

    A state in which a member of the batting team is removed from play due to the application of various rules of the game such as striking out, hitting a fly ball which is caught by the fielding team before bouncing, etc.

  3. out(Noun)

    A dismissal; a state in which a member of the batting team finishes his turn at bat, due to the application of various rules of the game such as hit wicket, wherein the bowler has hit the batter's wicket with the ball.

  4. out(Noun)

    A card which can make a hand a winner.

  5. out(Verb)

    To reveal (a person) to be secretly homosexual.

  6. out(Verb)

    To reveal (a person or organization) as having a certain secret.

  7. out(Verb)

    To reveal (a secret).

    A Brazilian company outed the new iPhone design.

  8. out(Adverb)

    Away from home or one's usual place, or not indoors.

  9. out(Adverb)

    Away from; at a distance.

    Keep out!

  10. out(Adverb)

    Away from the inside or the centre.

    The magician pulled the rabbit out of the hat.

  11. out(Adverb)

    Into a state of non-operation; into non-existence.

  12. out(Adverb)

    Used to intensify or emphasize.

    The place was all decked out for the holidays.

  13. out(Adverb)

    Of a player, disqualified from playing further by some action of a member of the opposing team (such as being stumped in cricket).

  14. out(Adjective)

    Of a young lady, having entered society and available to be courted.

  15. out(Adjective)

    released, available for purchase, download or other use

    Did you hear? Their newest CD is out!

  16. out(Adjective)

    Of a batter or batsman, having caused an out called on himself while batting under various rules of the game.

  17. out(Adjective)

    Openly acknowledging one's homosexuality.

    It's no big deal to be out in the entertainment business.

  18. out(Preposition)

    Away from the inside.

    He threw it out the door.

  19. out(Preposition)

    Away from the center.

  20. Origin: From a combination of ut and ute. Cognate with Dutch uit, German aus, Swedish ut, ute, Danish ud, ude.


  1. Out

    Out is a popular gay and lesbian fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle magazine, with the highest circulation of any gay monthly publication in the United States. It carries itself in a similar editorial manner to Details, Esquire, and GQ. Out was owned by Robert Hardman of Boston, its original investor, until 2000, when he sold it to LPI Media, which was later acquired by PlanetOut Inc. In 2008, PlanetOut Inc. sold LPI Media to Regent Entertainment Media, Inc., a division of the company that owns here!.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'out' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #67

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'out' in Written Corpus Frequency: #75

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'out' in Adverbs Frequency: #4

Translations for out

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


adverb, adjective not in a building etc; from inside a building etc; in(to) the open air

The children are out in the garden; They went out for a walk.

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