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Definition of Out

  • 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.
  • 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. Opposite of in.
  • Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy, constraint, etc., actual or figurative; hence, not in concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; a matter of public knowledge; 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.
  • 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; that style is on the way out.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 of fashion; unfashionable; no longer in current vogue; unpopular.
  • 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.
  • A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.
  • To cause to be out; to eject; to expel.
  • To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.
  • Expressing impatience, anger, a desire to be rid of; -- with the force of command; go out; begone; away; off.
  • (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
  • be made known; be disclosed or revealed
  • reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle
  • to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
  • away from home
  • from one's possession
  • moving or appearing to move away from a place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden
  • not allowed to continue to bat or run

How to use out in a sentence. Out pronunciation.

I see him at his window looking out towards the Cloistered House; and if our neighbour comes forth, perhaps upon his hunter, or now in his cart, or again with his dogs, he draws his hat down upon his eyes and whispers to himself.
Kaid ground out their lives like corn between the millstones.
Far over in the western vista a long line of trees, twining through an oasis flanking the city, led out to a point where the desert abruptly raised its hills of yellow sand.
Out of Shoobra his High Jinks Pasha kennels with his lions and lives with his cellars of gold, as if he was going to take them with him where he's going-and he's going fast.
The Padre knew from the start, but I learned at great expense, and went out of business-closed up shop for ever, with a bald head and my Tips for the Tired.
Well, I've had more out of it all, I guess, than if I'd trebled the millions and wiped Manana off the Mexican coat of arms.
David held out his hand.
If you get a fall out of the man at the top, you're solid with the Legion.
The sunset gun boomed out from the citadel.
Achmet is cruel as a tiger to any one that stands in his way; Nahoum, the whale, only opens out to swallow now and then; but when Nahoum does open out, down goes Jonah, and never comes up again.
He would not have dwelt upon the incident, he would have set it down to the curiosity of a woman of the harem, but that the face looking out was that of an English girl, and peering over her shoulder was the dark, handsome face of an Egyptian or a Turk. Self-control was the habit of his life, the training of his faith, and, as a rule, his face gave little evidence of inner excitement.
After looking round the room for a moment, the Prince came slowly over to Nahoum, and, stretching out a hand, stroked his beard.
Then, with a complacent look upon them all, he slowly left the room by the door out of which David and Kaid had first passed.
He had made Mizraim a fast friend ever since the day he had, by an able device, saved the Chief Eunuch from determined robbery by the former Prince Pasha, with whom he had suddenly come out of favour.
Would he not prove to be as much out of place as was the face of that English girl?
The face was that of the girl who had looked out of the panel in the mooshrabieh screen.
He would talk with Kald, then go again among them all, and so pass out unsuspected and safe.
His life had been suddenly twisted out of recognition.
He held out his hand.
CHAPTER VII THE COMPACT One by one the lights went out in the Palace.

Examples of Out

Example #1
I think he is ever setting thee off against Lord Eglington; and that is foolish, for Eglington is but a man of the earth earthy.
Example #2
In degree it has ever been so; but now it is like a constant frown upon his forehead.
Example #3
David had been long enough in Egypt to know what sort of toiling it was.
Example #4
The cities of the dead Khalifas and Mamelukes separated them from the living city where the fellah toiled, and Arab, Bedouin, Copt strove together to intercept the fruits of his toiling, as it passed in the form of taxes to the Palace of the Prince Pasha; while in the dark corners crouched, waiting, the cormorant usurers-Greeks, Armenians, and Syrians, a hideous salvage corps, who saved the house of a man that they might at last walk off with his shirt and the cloth under which he was carried to his grave.
Example #5
The Nile wound its way through the green plains, stretching as far to the north as eye could see between the opal and mauve and gold of the Libyan Hills.
Example #6
At his feet lay the great mosque, and the citadel, whose guns controlled the city, could pour into it a lava stream of shot and shell.