What does oust mean?

Definitions for oustaʊst

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word oust.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oust, throw out, drum out, boot out, kick out, expel(verb)

    remove from a position or office

    "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"

  2. oust(verb)

    remove and replace

    "The word processor has ousted the typewriter"


  1. oust(Verb)

    To expel; to remove.

    The protesters became so noisy that they were finally ousted from the meeting.

  2. Origin: From ouster, oustier, from oster ( > modern ôter), from post-classical obstare, classical obstare.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oust

    owst, v.t. to eject or expel.—n. Oust′er (law), ejection: dispossession. [O. Fr. oster (Fr. ôter), to remove; acc. to Diez, from L. haurīre, haustum, to draw (water).]

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Anagrams for oust »

  1. Otsu, otsu, Ōtsu, outs, Tsou

  2. Otsu


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oust in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ralph Nader:

    Our founders did not oust George III in order for us to crown Richard I.

  2. Yuri Trutnev:

    It depends on Exxon, no one is taking any action to oust the company out of the project.

  3. Matt Moore:

    I think any effort to oust Reince will fail and it's not the job of our nominee to select the RNC chair. It's the job of the RNC members to select the RNC chair.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The problem in telling honestly to the business owner the real cause behind the financial loss of the organization is that he would often oust the person growing the fruit rather than the people who are the root cause of the problem.

  5. Philip Mudd:

    Short term, they may win, the long-term solution for Iraq may not be a unified state if the only message they (Sunnis in Anbar province) get is either join ISIS, which will behead you, or support the government, which brings in rival Shia militias to oust the Sunnis. It's a very difficult political situation.

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