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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 relating 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 of outgoing
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English (gerund); see out-, going
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Examples from the Web for outgoings
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  • The Scripture phrase, "maketh the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice," has come to bear a clear and vivid meaning.

  • But I dare say I shall find the outgoings nothing to what the cook made them.'

    Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The amounts of all incomes and of all outgoings lie open to the day; all the world knows what everybody has and whence he gets it.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • I thank my Maker, I know nothing of their incomings or outgoings.

    Red Gauntlet Sir Walter Scott
  • It is the kosmic order which life establishes by means of its outgoings and incomings.

    The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne
  • My mother came not often, for she was closely watched in her incomings and outgoings.

    The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett
  • She found that, in all her outgoings and her incomings, he prevented her.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • But the powers that control our outgoings and incomings thought otherwise.

  • Who was I, little grey worm that I was, to question his outgoings and his incomings?

    The Belovd Vagabond William J. Locke
  • To come then to the practical bearings or outgoings of psychology, assisted by logic.

    Practical Essays Alexander Bain
British Dictionary definitions for outgoings

outgoings

/ˈaʊtˌɡəʊɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
expenditure

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
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Word Origin and History for outgoings

outgoing

adj.

1630s, "that goes out," from out (adv.) + going. Meaning "sociable, friendly," attested from 1950, on same notion as in extrovert. Middle English had a noun outgoing "a departure," mid-14c., from a verb outgo "to go forth," and Old English had utgangende "outgoing" (literal). Related: Outgoingness.

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