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Meaning of OUT

Pronunciation:  awt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball; "you only get 3 outs per inning"
  2. [adv]  away from home; "they went out last night"
  3. [adv]  from one's possession; "he gave out money to the poor"; "gave away the tickets"
  4. [adv]  outside of an enclosed space; "she is out"
  5. [adv]  outward from a reference point; "he kicked his legs out"
  6. [adj]  outer or outlying; "the out islands"
  7. [adj]  no longer fashionable; "that style is out these days"
  8. [v]  be made known; be disclosed or revealed; "The truth will out"
  9. [v]  reveal somebody else's homosexuality; "This actor was outed last week"
  10. [v]  to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality; "This actor outed last year"
 

OUT is a 3 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: away, come out, come out of the closet, out of fashion, outer(a), unfashionable, unstylish
 
 Antonyms: in
 
 See Also: ball, baseball, baseball game, break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, failure, give away, impart, let on, let out, putout, reveal, strikeout

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Out\, adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te,
    [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG.
    [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud.
    [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]
    In its original and strict sense, out means from the interior
    of something; beyond the limits or boundary of somethings; in
    a position or relation which is exterior to something; --
    opposed to {in} or {into}. The something may be expressed
    after of, from, etc. (see {Out of}, below); or, if not
    expressed, it is implied; as, he is out; or, he is out of the
    house, office, business, etc.; he came out; or, he came out
    from the ship, meeting, sect, party, etc. Out is used in a
    variety of applications, as:
    
    1. Away; abroad; off; from home, or from a certain, or a
       usual, place; not in; not in a particular, or a usual,
       place; as, the proprietor is out, his team was taken out.
       ``My shoulder blade is out.'' --Shak.
    
             He hath been out (of the country) nine years.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    2. Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy,
       constraint, etc., actual of figurative; hence, not in
       concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of
       freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; as, the
       sun shines out; he laughed out, to be out at the elbows;
       the secret has leaked out, or is out; the disease broke
       out on his face; the book is out.
    
             Leaves are out and perfect in a month. --Bacon.
    
             She has not been out [in general society] very long.
                                                   --H. James.
    
    3. Beyond the limit of existence, continuance, or supply; to
       the end; completely; hence, in, or into, a condition of
       extinction, exhaustion, completion; as, the fuel, or the
       fire, has burned out. ``Hear me out.'' --Dryden.
    
             Deceitiful men shall not live out half their days.
                                                   --Ps. iv. 23.
    
             When the butt is out, we will drink water. --Shak.
    
    4. Beyond possession, control, or occupation; hence, in, or
       into, a state of want, loss, or deprivation; -- used of
       office, business, property, knowledge, etc.; as, the
       Democrats went out and the Whigs came in; he put his money
       out at interest. ``Land that is out at rack rent.''
       --Locke. ``He was out fifty pounds.'' --Bp. Fell.
    
             I have forgot my part, and I am out.  --Shak.
    
    5. Beyond the bounds of what is true, reasonable, correct,
       proper, common, etc.; in error or mistake; in a wrong or
       incorrect position or opinion; in a state of disagreement,
       opposition, etc.; in an inharmonious relation. ``Lancelot
       and I are out.'' --Shak.
    
             Wicked men are strangely out in the calculating of
             their own interest.                   --South.
    
             Very seldom out, in these his guesses. --Addison.
    
    6. Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the
       state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.
    
    Note: Out is largely used in composition as a prefix, with
          the same significations that it has as a separate word;
          as outbound, outbreak, outbuilding, outcome, outdo,
          outdoor, outfield. See also the first Note under
          {Over}, adv.
    
    {Day in, day out}, from the beginning to the limit of each of
       several days; day by day; every day.
    
    {Out and out}.
       (a) adv. Completely; wholly; openly.
       (b) adj. Without any reservation or disguise; absolute;
           as, an out and out villain. [As an {adj}. written also
           {out-and-out}.]
    
    {Out at}, {Out in}, {Out on}, etc., elliptical phrases, that
       to which out refers as a source, origin, etc., being
       omitted; as, out (of the house and) at the barn; out (of
       the house, road, fields, etc., and) in the woods.
    
             Three fishers went sailing out into the west, Out
             into the west, as the sun went down.  --C. Kingsley.
    
    Note: In these lines after out may be understood, ``of the
          harbor,'' ``from the shore,'' ``of sight,'' or some
          similar phrase. The complete construction is seen in
          the saying: ``Out of the frying pan into the fire.''
    
    {Out from}, a construction similar to {out of} (below). See
       {Of} and {From}.
    
    {Out of}, a phrase which may be considered either as composed
       of an adverb and a preposition, each having its
       appropriate office in the sentence, or as a compound
       preposition. Considered as a preposition, it denotes, with
       verbs of movement or action, from the interior of; beyond
       the limit: from; hence, origin, source, motive, departure,
       separation, loss, etc.; -- opposed to {in} or {into}; also
       with verbs of being, the state of being derived, removed,
       or separated from. Examples may be found in the phrases
       below, and also under Vocabulary words; as, out of breath;
       out of countenance.
    
    {Out of cess}, beyond measure, excessively. --Shak.
    
    {Out of character}, unbecoming; improper.
    
    {Out of conceit with}, not pleased with. See under {Conceit}.
    
    
    {Out of date}, not timely; unfashionable; antiquated.
    
    {Out of door}, {Out of doors}, beyond the doors; from the
       house; in, or into, the open air; hence, figuratively,
       shut out; dismissed. See under {Door}, also,
       {Out-of-door}, {Outdoor}, {Outdoors}, in the Vocabulary.
       ``He 's quality, and the question's out of door,''
       --Dryden.
    
    {Out of favor}, disliked; under displeasure.
    
    {Out of frame}, not in correct order or condition; irregular;
       disarranged. --Latimer.
    
    {Out of hand}, immediately; without delay or preparation.
       ``Ananias . . . fell down and died out of hand.''
       --Latimer.
    
    
    
    {Out of harm's way}, beyond the danger limit; in a safe
       place.
    
    {Out of joint}, not in proper connection or adjustment;
       unhinged; disordered. ``The time is out of joint.''
       --Shak.
    
    {Out of mind}, not in mind; forgotten; also, beyond the limit
       of memory; as, time out of mind.
    
    {Out of one's head}, beyond commanding one's mental powers;
       in a wandering state mentally; delirious. [Colloq.]
    
    {Out of one's time}, beyond one's period of minority or
       apprenticeship.
    
    {Out of order}, not in proper order; disarranged; in
       confusion.
    
    {Out of place}, not in the usual or proper place; hence, not
       proper or becoming.
    
    {Out of pocket}, in a condition of having expended or lost
       more money than one has received.
    
    {Out of print}, not in market, the edition printed being
       exhausted; -- said of books, pamphlets, etc.
    
    {Out of the question}, beyond the limits or range of
       consideration; impossible to be favorably considered.
    
    {Out of reach}, beyond one's reach; inaccessible.
    
    {Out of season}, not in a proper season or time; untimely;
       inopportune.
    
    {Out of sorts}, wanting certain things; unsatisfied; unwell;
       unhappy; cross. See under {Sort}, n.
    
    {Out of temper}, not in good temper; irritated; angry.
    
    {Out of time}, not in proper time; too soon, or too late.
    
    {Out of time}, not in harmony; discordant; hence, not in an
       agreeing temper; fretful.
    
    {Out of twist}, {winding}, or {wind}, not in warped
       condition; perfectly plain and smooth; -- said of
       surfaces.
    
    {Out of use}, not in use; unfashionable; obsolete.
    
    {Out of the way}.
       (a) On one side; hard to reach or find; secluded.
       (b) Improper; unusual; wrong.
    
    {Out of the woods}, not in a place, or state, of obscurity or
       doubt; free from difficulty or perils; safe. [Colloq.]
    
    {Out to out}, from one extreme limit to another, including
       the whole length, breadth, or thickness; -- applied to
       measurements.
    
    {Out West}, in or towards, the West; specifically, in some
       Western State or Territory. [U. S.]
    
    {To come out}, {To cut out}, {To fall out}, etc. See under
       {Come}, {Cut}, {Fall}, etc.
    
    {To put out of the way}, to kill; to destroy.
    
    {Week in, week out}. See {Day in, day out} (above).
    
    
  2. \Out\, n.
    1. One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out
       of office; -- generally in the plural.
    
    2. A place or space outside of something; a nook or corner;
       an angle projecting outward; an open space; -- chiefly
       used in the phrase ins and outs; as, the ins and outs of a
       question. See under {In}.
    
    3. (Print.) A word or words omitted by the compositor in
       setting up copy; an omission.
    
    {To make an out} (Print.), to omit something, in setting or
       correcting type, which was in the copy.
    
    
  3. \Out\, v. t.
    1. To cause to be out; to eject; to expel.
    
             A king outed from his country.        --Selden.
    
             The French have been outed of their holds. --Heylin.
    
    2. To come out with; to make known. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
    3. To give out; to dispose of; to sell. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
    
  4. \Out\, v. i.
    To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.
    ``Truth will out.'' --Shak.
    
    
  5. \Out\, interj.
    Expressing impatience, anger, a desire to be rid of; -- with
    the force of command; go out; begone; away; off.
    
          Out, idle words, servants to shallow fools ! --Shak.
    
    {Out upon} or {on!} equivalent to ``shame upon!'' ``away
       with!'' as, out upon you!
    
    
 
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