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Definition of Out

Out

  1. 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); or, if not expressed, it is implied; as, he is out; or, he is out of the house, office, business, etc.; he came out; or, he came out from the ship, meeting, sect, party, etc.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.
  8. One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office; -- generally in the plural.
  9. 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.
  10. A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.
  11. To cause to be out; to eject; to expel.
  12. To come out with; to make known.
  13. To give out; to dispose of; to sell.
  14. To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.
  15. Expressing impatience, anger, a desire to be rid of; -- with the force of command; go out; begone; away; off.

Out Quotations

You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is. - Will Rogers
You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is.
Will Rogers

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. - Og Mandino
Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
Og Mandino

Out of difficulties grow miracles. - Jean de la Bruyere
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Jean de la Bruyere

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. - Walter Winchell
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Walter Winchell

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Joseph Campbell
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Out Translations

out in Danish is udenfor
out in Dutch is buiten, daarbuiten, uiterlijk
out in Italian is da, al di fuori di
out in Latin is sicco
out in Norwegian is utenfor
out in Portuguese is para fora de
out in Spanish is fuera
out in Swedish is ut, ute
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