noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
you only get 3 outs per inning
verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
come out of the closet; come out.
This actor outed last year
verb reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle
The gay actor was outed last week
Someone outed a CIA agent
verb be made known; be disclosed or revealed
The truth will out
adjective not allowed to continue to bat or run
he was tagged out at second on a close play
he fanned out
adjective satellite being out or having grown cold
threw his extinct cigarette into the stream
the fire is out
adjective satellite not worth considering as a possibility
a picnic is out because of the weather
adjective satellite out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election
now the Democrats are out
adjective satellite excluded from use or mention
proscribed; forbidden; tabu; prohibited; verboten; taboo.
in our house dancing and playing cards were out
a taboo subject
adjective satellite directed outward or serving to direct something outward
the out doorway
the out basket
adjective satellite no longer fashionable
that style is out these days
adjective satellite outside or external
the out surface of a ship's hull
adjective satellite outer or outlying
the out islands
adjective satellite knocked unconscious by a heavy blow
kayoed; knocked out; stunned; KO'd.
adverb away from home
they went out last night
adverb moving or appearing to move away from a place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden;
the cat came out from under the bed
adverb from one's possession
he gave out money to the poor
gave away the tickets
OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. t, and te, tan, fr. t; akin to D. uit, OS. t, G. aus, OHG. -z, Icel. t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. 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: --
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."
He hath been out (of the country) nine years.
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.
She has not been out [in general society] very long.
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."
Deceitiful men shall not live out half their days.
Ps. iv. 23.
When the butt is out, we will drink water.
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.
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."
Wicked men are strangely out in the calculating of their own interest.
Very seldom out, in these his guesses.
Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.✍ 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.
One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office; -- generally in the plural.
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.
(Print.)A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.
Out transitive verb
To cause to be out; to eject; to expel.
A king outed from his country.
The French have been outed of their holds.
To come out with; to make known. Obs.
To give out; to dispose of; to sell. Obs.
Out intransitive verb
To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public. "Truth will out."
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 !