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Definition of Out
- adjective In its original and strict sense, out means from the interior of something; beyond the limits or boundary of somethings; in a position or relation which is exterior to something; -- opposed to in or into. The something may be expressed after of, from, etc. (see Out of, below
- adjective Away; abroad; off; from home, or from a certain, or a usual, place; not in; not in a particular, or a usual, place; as, the proprietor is out, his team was taken out.
- adjective Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy, constraint, etc., actual of figurative; hence, not in concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; as, the sun shines out; he laughed out, to be out at the elbows; the secret has leaked out, or is out; the disease broke out on his face; the book is out.
- adjective Beyond the limit of existence, continuance, or supply; to the end; completely; hence, in, or into, a condition of extinction, exhaustion, completion; as, the fuel, or the fire, has burned out.
- adjective Beyond possession, control, or occupation; hence, in, or into, a state of want, loss, or deprivation; -- used of office, business, property, knowledge, etc.; as, the Democrats went out and the Whigs came in; he put his money out at interest.
- adjective Beyond the bounds of what is true, reasonable, correct, proper, common, etc.; in error or mistake; in a wrong or incorrect position or opinion; in a state of disagreement, opposition, etc.; in an inharmonious relation.
- adjective Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.
- noun One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office; -- generally in the plural.
- noun A place or space outside of something; a nook or corner; an angle projecting outward; an open space; -- chiefly used in the phrase ins and outs; as, the ins and outs of a question. See under In.
- noun A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.
- transitive verb To cause to be out; to eject; to expel.
- transitive verb To come out with; to make known.
- transitive verb To give out; to dispose of; to sell.
- intransitive verb To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.
- interj. Expressing impatience, anger, a desire to be rid of; -- with the force of command; go out; begone; away; off.