[ US /ˈaʊt/ ]
[ UK /ˈaʊt/ ]
[ UK /ˈaʊt/ ]
directed outward or serving to direct something outward
the out doorway
the out basket
excluded from use or mention
a taboo subject
in our house dancing and playing cards were out
out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election
now the Democrats are out
being out or having grown cold
the fire is out
threw his extinct cigarette into the stream
outer or outlying
the out islands
- knocked unconscious by a heavy blow
not worth considering as a possibility
a picnic is out because of the weather
not allowed to continue to bat or run
he fanned out
he was tagged out at second on a close play
no longer fashionable
that style is out these days
outside or external
the out surface of a ship's hull
to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
This actor outed last year
be made known; be disclosed or revealed
The truth will out
reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle
Someone outed a CIA agent
The gay actor was outed last week
moving or appearing to move away from a place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden
the cat came out from under the bed
away from home
they went out last night
from one's possession
he gave out money to the poor
gave away the tickets
(baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
you only get 3 outs per inning
How To Use out In A Sentence
- This came out of an investigation he was carrying out into when a ternary quartic form could be represented as the sum of five fourth powers of linear forms.
- If you wonder about ‘furphy’, as I did, here's a gloss and explanation.
- Richardson, are proprietors of shows, and the berouged, bedraggled creatures who exhibit on the platform outside for their living. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 327, January, 1843
- She has certainly branched out into more interesting work in recent years.
- She tore her eyes from them for a moment to spy the bodhrán player in the tree, tapping out her rhythm with her eyes closed, not noticing the spy amongst them.
- The aircraft descended into a wetland area and had since been forgotten about as it sank below the surface. Times, Sunday Times
- Three tall memorial archways inscribed with Chinese characters stand outside the temple.
- But they have an undeniable gentleness and elephantine beauty about them, with their hanging folds of skin and ponderous outlook on life.
- It got so bad that 12 patrolmen and two police dogs were kept on duty outside the home for several days.
- Their dried dung is found everywhere, and is in many places the only fuel afforded by the plains; their skulls, which last longer than any other part of the animal, are among the most familiar of objects to the plainsman; their bones are in many districts so plentiful that it has become a regular industry, followed by hundreds of men (christened "bone hunters" by the frontiersmen), to go out with wagons and collect them in great numbers for the sake of the phosphates they yield; and Bad Lands, plateaus, and prairies alike, are cut up in all directions by the deep ruts which were formerly buffalo trails. VIII. The Lordly Buffalo