See also: comeout
- Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see come, out.
- The mouse came out of the hole.
- To be discovered, be revealed.
- It finally came out that he had been lying all the time.
- To be published, be issued.
- My new book comes out next week.
- (old-fashioned or historical) (as a debutante) To make a formal debut in society.
- (copulative) To end up or result.
- There were a lot of problems at the start, but it all came out well in the end.
- (cricket, of a batsman) To walk onto the field at the beginning of an innings.
- (idiomatic, informal) To come out of the closet.
- He came out to his parents as gay last week.
- 2011, Allan Bérubé, My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History
- I had not come out yet and he was out but wasn't; quite ungay, I would say, and yet gay.
- August 24 2021, Shon Faye, “‘I feel like it’s quite shaky acceptance’: trans kids and the fight for inclusion”, in The Guardian:
- In March 2017, a 90-year-old second world war veteran called Patricia Davies came out as a transgender woman and began taking hormones, shortly after discussing her lifelong gender dysphoria with her doctor.
- To be deducted from.
- That comes out of my paycheck.
- To express one's opinion openly.
- You had come out in favor of the French Revolution.
- (of the sun, moon or stars) To become visible in the sky as a result of clouds clearing away.
- It's quite warm now the sun's come out.
- To go on strike, especially out of solidarity with other workers.
- We got the folks at the Detroit plant to come out too.
- To make a debut in a new field.
- come out in the wash
- come out of one's shell
- come out of the broom closet
- come out of the closet
- come out with
- the handbags come out
to be discovered, be revealed
to be published, be issued
cricket: to walk to the field
to come out of the closet — see come out of the closet