away from, or not in, the normal or usual place, position, state, etc.: out of alphabetical order; to go out to dinner.
away from one's home, country, work, etc., as specified: to go out of town.
in or into the outdoors: to go out for a walk.
to a state of exhaustion, extinction, or depletion: to pump a well out.
to the end or conclusion; to a final decision
or resolution: to say it all out.
to a point or state of extinction, nonexistence, etc.: to blow out the candle; a practice on the way out.
in or into a state of neglect, disuse, etc.; not in current
vogue or fashion: That style has gone out.
so as not to be in the normal or proper position or state; out of joint: His back went out after his fall.
in or into public notice or knowledge: The truth is out at last.
seeking openly and energetically to do or have: to be out for a good time.
not in present possession
or use, as on loan: The librarian said that the book was still out.
on strike: The miners go out at midnight.
so as to project or extend: to stretch out; stick your tongue out.
in or into activity, existence, or outward manifestation: A rash came out on her arm.
from a specified source or material: made out of scraps.
from a state of composure, satisfaction, or harmony: to be put out over trifles.
in or into a state of confusion, vexation, dispute, variance, or unfriendliness: to fall out about trifles.
so as to deprive or be deprived: to be cheated out of one's money.
so as to use the last part of: to run out of gas.
from a number, stock, or store: to point out the errors.
aloud or loudly: to cry out.
with completeness or effectiveness: to fill out.
thoroughly; completely; entirely: The children tired me out.
so as to obliterate or make undecipherable: to cross out a misspelling; to ink out.
not at one's home or place of employment; absent: I stopped by to visit you last night, but you were out.
not open to consideration; out of the question: I wanted to go by plane, but all the flights are booked, so that's out.
wanting; lacking; without: We had some but now we're out.
removed from or not in effective operation, play, a turn at bat, or the like, as in a game: He's out for the season because of an injury.
no longer having or holding a job
, public office, etc.; unemployed; disengaged (usually followed by of
): to be out of work.
inoperative; extinguished: The elevator is out. Are the lights out?
finished; ended: before the week is out.
not currently stylish, fashionable, or in vogue: Fitted waistlines are out this season.
unconscious; senseless: Two drinks and he's usually out.
not in power, authority, or the like: a member of the out party.
35. Baseball. a.
(of a batter) not succeeding in getting on base: He was out at first on an attempted bunt.
(of a base runner) not successful in an attempt to advance a base or bases: He was out in attempting to steal second base.
beyond fixed or regular limits; out of bounds: The ball was out.
having a pecuniary loss or expense to an indicated extent: The company will be out millions of dollars if the new factory doesn't open on schedule.
incorrect or inaccurate: His calculations are out.
not in practice; unskillful from lack of practice: Your bow hand is out.
beyond the usual range, size, weight
, etc. (often used in combination): an outsize bed.
exposed; made bare, as by holes in one's clothing: out at the knees.
at variance; at odds; unfriendly: They are out with each other.
moving or directed outward; outgoing: the out train.
not available, plentiful, etc.: Mums are out till next fall.
external; exterior; outer.
located at a distance; outlying: We sailed to six of the out islands.
Cricket. not having its innings: the out side.
of or pertaining to the playing of the first nine holes of an 18-hole golf course (opposed to in
): His out score on the second round was 33.
(used to indicate movement
or direction from the inside to the outside of something): He looked out the window. She ran out the door.
(used to indicate location): The car is parked out back.
(used to indicate movement away from a central point): Let's drive out the old parkway.
(used in radio communications to signify that the sender has finished the message and is not expecting or prepared to receive a reply.) Compare over ( def 52 )
Archaic. (an exclamation of abhorrence, indignation, reproach, or grief (usually followed by upon ): Out upon you!
a means of escape or excuse, as from a place, punishment, retribution, responsibility, etc.: He always left himself an out.
a person who lacks status, power, or authority, especially in relation to a particular group or situation.
57. Usually, outs.
persons not in office or political power (distinguished from ins
(in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) a return or service that does not land within the in-bounds limits of a court or section of a court (opposed to in
something that is out, as a projecting corner.
61. Printing. a.
the omission of a word
the word or words omitted.
Northern British Dialect. an outing.
verb (used without object)
to become public, evident, known, etc.: The truth will out.
to make known; tell; utter (followed by with ): Out with the truth!
verb (used with object)
to eject or expel; discharge; oust.
to intentionally expose (a secret homosexual, a spy, etc.).
all out, with maximum effort; thoroughly or wholeheartedly: They went all out to finish by Friday.
be on the/atouts with, Informal. to be estranged from (another person); be unfriendly or on bad terms with: He is on the outs with his brother.
out and away, to a surpassing extent; far and away; by far: It was out and away the best apple pie she had ever eaten.
out for, aggressively determined to acquire, achieve, etc.: He's out for all the money he can get.
out from under, out of a difficult situation, especially of debts or other obligations: The work piled up while I was away and I don't know how I'll ever get out from under.
73. out of, a.
not within: out of the house.
beyond the reach of: The boat's passengers had sailed out of hearing.
not in a condition of: out of danger.
so as to deprive or be deprived of.
from within or among: Take the jokers out of the pack.
because of; owing to: out of loyalty.
foaled by (a dam): Grey Dancer out of Lady grey.
74. out of it, Informal. a.
not part of or acceptable within an activity, social group, or fashion: She felt out of it because none of her friends were at the party.
not conscious; drunk or heavily drugged.
not alert or clearheaded; confused; muddled.
eliminated from contention: If our team loses two more games, we'll be out of it.
75. out of sight. sight ( def 25 )
out of trim, Nautical. (of a ship) drawing excessively at the bow or stern.
before 900; (adv.) Middle English; Old English ūt; cognate with Dutch uit, German aus, Old Norse, Gothic ūt; akin to Sanskrit ud-; (adj., interjection, and preposition) Middle English, from the adv.; (v.) Middle English outen, Old English ūtian to put out, cognate with Old Frisian ūtia