What does outgoing mean?

Definitions for outgoing
ˈaʊtˌgoʊ ɪŋ or, for 5 , -ˈgoʊ-out·go·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outgoingadjective

    leaving a place or a position

    "an outgoing steamship"

  2. outgoingadjective

    retiring from a position or office

    "the outgoing president"

  3. extroverted, forthcoming, outgoingadjective

    at ease in talking to others


  1. outgoingadjective

    Being sent out; as, outgoing mail; outgoing packages.

  2. outgoingadjective

    Enjoying the company of others; pleasant and responsive to others; sociable; friendly; convivial; cordial; -- of people; as, an outgoing personality. Opposite of reserved or cold.


  1. outgoingnoun

    The act of leaving or going out; exit, departure

  2. outgoingnoun

    Money that leaves one's possession; expenditure, outlay, expense

  3. outgoingadjective

    Comfortable in social settings and interactions; confident in dealing with people especially in meeting new people; gregarious.

    Tom is very outgoing and enjoys meeting people; his brother, on the other hand, is painfully shy.

  4. outgoingadjective

    Going out, on its way out.

    Is there any outgoing post?

  5. outgoingadjective

    Being replaced in office (while still in office but after election has determined will be replaced).

    The outgoing politician wasn't too disappointed he'd lost the election; he was tired of political infighting.

Editors Contribution

  1. outgoing

    Confident socially with animals and people.

    They are very outgoing and love being with people.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 26, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outgoing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outgoing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of outgoing in a Sentence

  1. Lea Gallaway:

    He was a momma’s boy, he was a goofy kid. He was just real outgoing.

  2. Deputy District Attorney Dan Akemon:

    All of the victims were young, outgoing women, all of the attacks occurred at night, all of the victims suffered multiple stab wounds, all of the victims were stabbed with the knife, each of the victims was attacked in or around her home and in close proximity of Mr. Gargiulo.

  3. Ben Carson:

    He was a quiet, shy kid, not too outgoing, bennie stayed home a lot or went to the library to work. We would have been at the ballfield, so maybe he would have come by to watch.

  4. Omar Gonzalez:

    If it's outgoing, we don't know how it got into the Budget truck.

  5. Bill Snook:

    We were encouraged by some of the statements and actions of the [ outgoing ] The FDA commissioner.

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