What does out-of-the-way mean?

Definitions for out-of-the-way

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word out-of-the-way.

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"


  1. Out-of-the-way(a.)

    Not on a main transportation route; inconveniently located.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of out-of-the-way in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of out-of-the-way in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The Houston Fire Department:

    It's dangerous, so we're keeping people out of the way.

  2. Bryant McGill:

    The art of surrender is the art of getting out of the way of your own growth.

  3. Art Linkletter:

    Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.

  4. John Canally:

    The Fed is itching to raise rates and just want to get the first rate hike out of the way.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

    Government never furthered any enterprise but the alacrity with which it got out of the way.

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