Definitions for out-of-the-way

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. remote from much-traveled or populous regions; isolated.

  2. seldom encountered; unusual.

  3. giving offense; improper or uncalled-for:

    an out-of-the-way remark.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. out-of-the-way(adj)

    out of the ordinary

    "out-of-the-way information"

  2. out-of-the-way(adj)

    improper or even offensive

    "out-of-the-way remarks"

  3. off the beaten track(p), out-of-the-way(a)(adverb)

    remote from populous or much-traveled regions

    "they found a quiet out-of-the-way resort"

  4. out of the way(adverb)

    extraordinary; unusual

    "such erratic behavior was out of the way for him"

  5. out of the way(adverb)

    improper; amiss;

  6. out of the way(adverb)

    in a remote location or at a distance from the usual route

    "the restaurant is top-notch, but a little out of the way"

  7. out of the way(adverb)


    "the mob boss wanted his rival out of the way"

  8. out of the way(adverb)

    dealt with; disposed of

    "I'm so relieved that my midterm is out of the way"

  9. out of the way(adverb)

    so as not to obstruct or hinder

    "put that box out of the way so that no one trips on it"

Translations for out-of-the-way

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


difficult to reach or arrive at

an out-of-the-way place.

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