Meaning of OUT in English


/owt/ , adv.

1. away from, or not in, the normal or usual place, position, state, etc.: out of alphabetical order; to go out to dinner.

2. away from one's home, country, work, etc., as specified: to go out of town.

3. in or into the outdoors: to go out for a walk.

4. to a state of exhaustion, extinction, or depletion: to pump a well out.

5. to the end or conclusion; to a final decision or resolution: to say it all out.

6. to a point or state of extinction, nonexistence, etc.: to blow out the candle; a practice on the way out.

7. in or into a state of neglect, disuse, etc.; not in current vogue or fashion: That style has gone out.

8. so as not to be in the normal or proper position or state; out of joint: His back went out after his fall.

9. in or into public notice or knowledge: The truth is out at last.

10. seeking openly and energetically to do or have: to be out for a good time.

11. not in present possession or use, as on loan: The librarian said that the book was still out.

12. on strike: The miners go out at midnight.

13. so as to project or extend: to stretch out; stick your tongue out.

14. in or into activity, existence, or outward manifestation: A rash came out on her arm.

15. from a specified source or material: made out of scraps.

16. from a state of composure, satisfaction, or harmony: to be put out over trifles.

17. in or into a state of confusion, vexation, dispute, variance, or unfriendliness: to fall out about trifles.

18. so as to deprive or be deprived: to be cheated out of one's money.

19. so as to use the last part of: to run out of gas.

20. from a number, stock, or store: to point out the errors.

21. aloud or loudly: to cry out.

22. with completeness or effectiveness: to fill out.

23. thoroughly; completely; entirely: The children tired me out.

24. so as to obliterate or make undecipherable: to cross out a misspelling; to ink out.

25. all out , with maximum effort; thoroughly or wholeheartedly: They went all out to finish by Friday.

26. out and away , to a surpassing extent; far and away; by far: It was out and away the best apple pie she had ever eaten.

27. out for , aggressively determined to acquire, achieve, etc.: He's out for all the money he can get.

28. out from under , out of a difficult situation, esp. of debts or other obligations: The work piled up while I was away and I don't know how I'll ever get out from under.

29. out of ,

a. not within: out of the house.

b. beyond the reach of: The boat's passengers had sailed out of hearing.

c. not in a condition of: out of danger.

d. so as to deprive or be deprived of.

e. from within or among: Take the jokers out of the pack.

f. because of; owing to: out of loyalty.

g. foaled by (a dam): Grey Dancer out of Lady Grey.

30. out of it , Informal.

a. not part of or acceptable within an activity, social group, or fashion: She felt out of it because none of her friends were at the party.

b. not conscious; drunk or heavily drugged.

c. not alert or clearheaded; confused; muddled.

d. eliminated from contention: If our team loses two more games, we'll be out of it.

31. out of sight . See sight (def. 19).

32. out of trim , Naut. (of a ship) drawing excessively at the bow or stern.


33. not at one's home or place of employment; absent: I stopped by to visit you last night, but you were out.

34. not open to consideration; out of the question: I wanted to go by plane, but all the flights are booked, so that's out.

35. wanting; lacking; without: We had some but now we're out.

36. removed from or not in effective operation, play, a turn at bat, or the like, as in a game: He's out for the season because of an injury.

37. no longer having or holding a job, public office, etc.; unemployed; disengaged (usually fol. by of ): to be out of work.

38. inoperative; extinguished: The elevator is out. Are the lights out?

39. finished; ended: before the week is out.

40. not currently stylish, fashionable, or in vogue: Fitted waistlines are out this season.

41. unconscious; senseless: Two drinks and he's usually out.

42. not in power, authority, or the like: a member of the out party.

43. Baseball.

a. (of a batter) not succeeding in getting on base: He was out at first on an attempted bunt.

b. (of a base runner) not successful in an attempt to advance a base or bases: He was out in attempting to steal second base.

44. beyond fixed or regular limits; out of bounds: The ball was out.

45. having a pecuniary loss or expense to an indicated extent: The company will be out millions of dollars if the new factory doesn't open on schedule.

46. incorrect or inaccurate: His calculations are out.

47. not in practice; unskillful from lack of practice: Your bow hand is out.

48. beyond the usual range, size, weight, etc. (often used in combination): an outsize bed.

49. exposed; made bare, as by holes in one's clothing: out at the knees.

50. at variance; at odds; unfriendly: They are out with each other.

51. moving or directed outward; outgoing: the out train.

52. not available, plentiful, etc.: Mums are out till next fall.

53. external; exterior; outer.

54. located at a distance; outlying: We sailed to six of the out islands.

55. Cricket. not having its innings: the out side.

56. of or pertaining to the playing of the first nine holes of an 18-hole golf course (opposed to in ): His out score on the second round was 33.


57. (used to indicate movement or direction from the inside to the outside of something): He looked out the window. She ran out the door.

58. (used to indicate location): The car is parked out back.

59. (used to indicate movement away from a central point): Let's drive out the old parkway.


60. begone! away!

61. (used in radio communications to signify that the sender has finished the message and is not expecting or prepared to receive a reply.) Cf. over (def. 61).

62. Archaic. (an exclamation of abhorrence, indignation, reproach, or grief (usually fol. by upon ): Out upon you!


63. a means of escape or excuse, as from a place, punishment, retribution, responsibility, etc.: He always left himself an out.

64. a person who lacks status, power, or authority, esp. in relation to a particular group or situation.

65. Usually, outs . persons not in office or political power (distinguished from ins ).

66. Baseball. a put-out.

67. (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) a return or service that does not land within the in-bounds limits of a court or section of a court (opposed to in ).

68. something that is out, as a projecting corner.

69. Print.

a. the omission of a word or words.

b. the word or words omitted.

70. Northern Brit. Dial. an outing.

71. be on the or at outs with , Informal. to be estranged from (another person); be unfriendly or on bad terms with: He is on the outs with his brother.


72. to go or come out.

73. to become public, evident, known, etc.: The truth will out.

74. to make known; tell; utter (fol. by with ): Out with the truth!


75. to eject or expel; discharge; oust.

76. to intentionally expose (a secret homosexual, a spy, etc.).

[ bef. 900; (adv.) ME; OE ut; c. D uit, G aus, ON, Goth ut; akin to Skt ud-; (adj., interjection, and prep.) ME, from the adv.; (v.) ME outen, OE utian to put out, c. OFris utia ]

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