What does outing mean?

Definitions for outingˈaʊ tɪŋ

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. excursion, jaunt, outing, junket, pleasure trip, expedition, sashay(noun)

    a journey taken for pleasure

    "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"

  2. field day, outing, picnic(noun)

    a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering


  1. outing(Noun)

    A pleasure trip or excursion.

  2. outing(Noun)

    The practice of publicly revealing that a person is homosexual without that person's consent.

  3. outing(Noun)

    An appearance to perform in public, for example in a drama, film, on a musical album, as a sports contestant etc.


  1. Outing

    Outing is the act of disclosing a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person's sexual orientation or gender identity without that person's consent. Outing gives rise to issues of privacy, choice, hypocrisy, and harm in addition to sparking debate on what constitutes common good in efforts to combat homophobia and heterosexism. A publicized outing targets prominent figures in a society, for example well-known politicians, accomplished athletes or popular artists. Opponents to LGBT rights movements as well as activists within LGBT communities have used this type of outing as a controversial political campaign or tactic. In an attempt to thwart or pre-empt being outed, LGBT public figures may decide to come out publicly first. The term "outing" can also be used to refer to the disclosure of other kinds of information that might be considered private, such as minority religious beliefs, for example being revealed as atheist in a strongly Christian community. In the culture of hacktivism, the practice of outing private information is called doxing.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outing

    owt′ing, n. the act of going out, or the distance gone out: an excursion or airing.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aroldis Chapman:

    I felt good out there, for being my first outing in a while, i thought it was pretty good.

  2. Michael Burke:

    If faculty or advisors are inadvertently outing someone by using a name or pronoun that doesn't reflect their authentic self, that is a problem.

  3. Melania Trump:

    Paul Cézanne's work is a celebration, it was perfect timing to have these exquisite paintings in Washington while Brigitte Macron on a outing was in town.

  4. Lisa Hallett:

    Related ImageExpand / ContractFor Lisa Hallett, shown here carrying baby Heidi as her husband's casket is loaded into a hearse, the project was a way to heal. The group's first public outing came in Seattle’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, in June 2010. The course was lined with American flags, each representing one of our guys.

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