[ US /ˈaʊt/ ]
[ UK /ˈa‍ʊt/ ]
  1. directed outward or serving to direct something outward
    the out doorway
    the out basket
  2. excluded from use or mention
    forbidden fruit
    a taboo subject
    in our house dancing and playing cards were out
  3. out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election
    now the Democrats are out
  4. being out or having grown cold
    the fire is out
    threw his extinct cigarette into the stream
  5. outer or outlying
    the out islands
  6. knocked unconscious by a heavy blow
  7. not worth considering as a possibility
    a picnic is out because of the weather
  8. not allowed to continue to bat or run
    he fanned out
    he was tagged out at second on a close play
  9. no longer fashionable
    that style is out these days
  10. outside or external
    the out surface of a ship's hull
  1. to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    This actor outed last year
  2. be made known; be disclosed or revealed
    The truth will out
  3. reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle
    Someone outed a CIA agent
    The gay actor was outed last week
  1. moving or appearing to move away from a place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden
    the cat came out from under the bed
  2. away from home
    they went out last night
  3. from one's possession
    he gave out money to the poor
    gave away the tickets
  1. (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    you only get 3 outs per inning
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How To Use out In A Sentence

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