What does out mean?

Definitions for outaʊt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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"


  1. Out(adv.)

    Out of fashion; unfashionable; no longer in current vogue; unpopular.

  2. Out(v. t.)

    To come out with; to make known.3. To make public a secret of (a person); -- used especially of publicizing the fact that a person is homosexual; as, the gay members were not pleased to be outed by the investigator.


  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!.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Out

    owt, adv. without, not within: gone forth: abroad: to the full stretch or extent: in a state of discovery, development, &c.: in a state of exhaustion, extinction, &c.: away from the mark: completely: at or to an end: to others, as to hire out: freely: forcibly: at a loss: unsheltered: uncovered.—prep. forth from: outside of: exterior: outlying, remote.—n. one who is out, esp. of office—opp. to In: leave to go out, an outing.—v.i. to go or come out.—interj. away! begone!—n. Out′-and-out′er, a thoroughgoer, a first-rate fellow.—adjs. Out′-of-door, open-air; Out-of-the-way′, uncommon: singular: secluded.—Out and away, by far; Out and out, thoroughly: completely—also as adj. thorough, complete; Out-at-elbows, worn-out, threadbare; Out of character, unbecoming: improper; Out of course, out of order; Out of date, unfashionable: not now in use; Out of favour, disliked; Out of hand, instantly; Out of joint, not in proper connection: disjointed; Out of one's mind, mad; Out of pocket, having spent more than one has received; Out of print, not to be had for sale, said of books, &c.; Out of sorts, or temper, unhappy: cross-tempered; Out of the common, unusual, pre-eminent; Out of the question, that cannot be at all considered; Out of time, too soon or too late: not keeping time in music; Out with, away with: (Scot.) outside of: say, do, &c., at once. [A.S. úte, út; Goth. ut, Ger. aus, Sans. ud.]

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British National Corpus

  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of out in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Navraj Bhatta:

    He never came out.

  2. Tara Auty:

    He's so out there.

  3. Theodore Roosevelt, last words, 6 January 1919:

    Put out the light.

  4. Cliff Sullivan:

    We may get cut out.

  5. Ewald Nowotny:

    Time is running out.

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