follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

outgoing

[out-goh-ing or for 5, -goh-] /ˈaʊtˌgoʊ ɪŋ or for 5, -ˈgoʊ-/
adjective
1.
going out; departing:
outgoing trains.
2.
leaving or retiring from a position or office:
A farewell party was given for the outgoing members of the board of directors.
3.
addressed and ready for posting:
outgoing mail.
4.
of or pertaining to food prepared for delivery or consumption off the premises:
outgoing orders at the pizza parlor.
5.
interested in and responsive to others; friendly; sociable:
an outgoing personality.
noun
6.
Usually, outgoings. Chiefly British. expenses; money expended.
7.
the act of going out:
The ship's outgoing proved more difficult than its incoming.
8.
something that goes out; effluence:
an outgoing measured in kilowatt hours.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English (gerund); see out-, going
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for out-goingest

outgoing

/ˈaʊtˌɡəʊɪŋ/
adjective
1.
departing; leaving
2.
leaving or retiring from office the outgoing chairman
3.
friendly and sociable
noun
4.
the act of going out
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for out-goingest
outgoing
"sociable, friendly," 1950, from out + going; compounded on same notion as in extrovert.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for outgoing

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for out

3
4
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with out-goingest