- out [out]adv.[ME < OE ut, akin to ON út, Ger aus < IE base * ud-, up, up away > Sans úd-, L us(que)]1.a) away from, forth from, or removed from a place, position, or situation [they live ten miles out]b) away from home [to go out for dinner]c) away from shored) on strike2. into or in the open air [come out and play]3. into or in existence or activity [disease broke out]4.a) to a conclusion or result [argue it out]b) completely, fully, or to the point of exhaustion [tired out, dry out]c) in full bloom, or in leaf5. into sight or notice [the moon came out]6.a) into or in circulation [to put out a new style]b) into or in society [debutantes who come out]7. from existence, operation, or activity [fade out, burn out, die out]8. so as to remove from power or office [vote them out]9. forcefully; aloud [sing out, speak out]10. beyond a regular or normal surface, condition, or position [stand out, eke out, lengthen out]11. away from the interior, center, or midst [spread out, reach out, branch out]: sometimes implying sharing or dividing [ deal out, sort out]12. from one state, as of composure, harmony, or agreement, into another, as of annoyance, discord, or disagreement [to feel put out; friends may fall out]13. into or in disuse, discard, or obsolescence [long skirts went out]14. from a number, group, or stock [pick out]15. Slang into or in unconsciousness [to pass out]16. Baseball in a manner that results in an out [to fly out]adj.1. external: usually in combination [outpost, outfield]2. beyond regular limits3. outlying; remote4. going or directed outward [an out flight]5. away from work, school, etc. [out because of sickness]6. bared because of torn clothing, etc. [out at the elbow]7. deviating from what is accurate or right [out in one's estimates]8.a) not in effective use, operation, etc.b) turned off; extinguished9. not to be considered; not possible10. in disagreement; at variance11. that is not successful or in power12. deliberating in order to reach a verdict [the jury is still out ]☆ 13. Informal having suffered a financial loss [out fifty dollars]14. Informal no longer popular, fashionable, etc.; outmoded15. Informal publicly identified as being homosexual16. Baseball failing or having failed to get on baseprep.1. out of; through to the outside [he walked out the door]2. along, and away from a central location or some other point of departure [to drive out a country road]3. Old Poet. forth from: usually preceded by the preposition from: used without a distinct meaning or syntactic function [a rousing cry from out the trumpet's throat]n.1. something that is out2. a person, group, etc. that is not in power, in office, or in a favored position usually used in pl.☆ 3. Slang a way out; means of avoiding something; excuse☆ 4. Baseball the failure of a batter or runner to reach base safely☆ 5. Printinga) the omission of a word or wordsb) the word or words omitted6. Racket Sports a service or return that lands out of boundsvi.to come out; esp., to become known [the truth will out]vt.1. Now Chiefly Dial. to put out☆ 2. Informal to identify publicly as a homosexual (a person not previously so identified)interj.1. get out; go away; begone2. communication completed: term used in radio communication——————go outGolf to play the first nine holes of an 18-hole golf course——————on the outsInformal on unfriendly terms: also, esp. formerly, at outs——————out and awayby far; without comparison——————out and outcompletely; thoroughly——————☆ out formaking a determined effort to get or do——————out from underInformal away from difficulty or danger——————out of1. from inside of2. from the number of3. past the boundaries or scope of; beyond4. from (material, etc.) [made out of stone]5. because of [out of spite]6. given birth by: said of animals7. not in possession of; having no [out of money, out of gas]8. not in a condition [out of order, out of focus]9. so as to deprive or be deprived of [cheat out of money]——————out of it Slang1. not sophisticated, fashionable, etc.; not hip, with-it, etc.2. in a diminished or impaired mental state; specif., confused, intoxicated, unconscious, etc.——————out one's wayInformal in, to, or near one's neighborhood——————☆ out on one's feet1. dazed or stunned, but still standing: said esp. of a boxer2. completely exhausted——————out there Slang1. in or at a place or places regarded as being distant or remote, outside, etc.2. crazy; insane——————☆ out tomaking a determined effort to
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.