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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English out, oute, from a combination of Old English ūt (out, preposition & adverb), from Proto-Germanic *ūt (out); and Old English ūte (outside; without, adverb), from Proto-Germanic *ūta (out; outside), from Proto-Indo-European *úd (upwards, away). Cognate with Scots oot, out (out), Saterland Frisian uut, uute (out), West Frisian út (out), Dutch uit (out), German Low German ut (out), German aus (out), Norwegian/Swedish ut, ute (out; outside), Danish ud, ude (out; outside).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

out (not comparable)

See also individual phrasal verbs such as come out, go out, put out, take out, pull out, and so on.
  1. Away from the inside or the centre.
    The magician pulled the rabbit out of the hat.
  2. Away from home or one's usual place.
    Let's eat out tonight
  3. Outside; not indoors.
    Last night we slept out under the stars.
  4. Away from; at a distance.
    Keep out!
  5. Into a state of non-operation; into non-existence.
    Switch the lights out.
    Put the fire out.
  6. To the end; completely.
    I hadn't finished. Hear me out.
    • Bible, Psalms iv. 23:
      Deceitful men shall not live out half their days.
  7. Used to intensify or emphasize.
    The place was all decked out for the holidays.
  8. (of the sun, moon, stars, etc.) So as to be visible in the sky, and not covered by clouds, fog, etc.
    The sun came out after the rain, and we saw a rainbow.
  9. (cricket, baseball) Of a player, so as to be disqualified from playing further by some action of a member of the opposing team (such as being stumped in cricket).
    Wilson was bowled out for five runs.

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

  • (not at home): in

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TranslationsEdit

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PrepositionEdit

out

  1. (nonstandard, contraction of out of) Away from the inside.
    He threw it out the door.
  2. (colloquial) Outside.
    It's raining out.
    It's cold out.

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

  • (away from the inside): in

TranslationsEdit

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NounEdit

out (plural outs)

  1. A means of exit, escape, reprieve, etc.
    They wrote the law to give those organizations an out.
  2. (baseball) A state in which a member of the batting team is removed from play due to the application of various rules of the game such as striking out, hitting a fly ball which is caught by the fielding team before bouncing, etc.
  3. (cricket) A dismissal; a state in which a member of the batting team finishes his turn at bat, due to the application of various rules of the game, such as the bowler knocking over the batsman's wicket with the ball.
  4. (poker) A card which can make a hand a winner.
  5. (dated) A trip out; an outing.
    • Charles Dickens, Bleak House
      "Us London lawyers don't often get an out; and when we do, we like to make the most of it, you know."
  6. (chiefly in the plural) One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office.
  7. A place or space outside of something; a nook or corner; an angle projecting outward; an open space.
  8. (printing, dated) A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

out (third-person singular simple present outs, present participle outing, simple past and past participle outed)

  1. (transitive) To eject; to expel.
    • Selden
      a king outed from his country
    • Heylin
      The French have been outed of their holds.
  2. (transitive) To reveal (a person) to be gay, bisexual, or transgender.
  3. (transitive) To reveal (a person or organization) as having a certain secret, such as a being a secret agent or undercover detective.
  4. (transitive) To reveal (a secret).
    A Brazilian company outed the new mobile phone design.
  5. (intransitive, archaic) To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.
    • Shakespeare
      Truth will out.
  6. To become apparent.
    • 2016 September 28, Tom English, “Celtic 3–3 Manchester City”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1], BBC Sport:
      In those opening minutes City looked like a team that were not ready for Celtic's intensity. They looked a bit shocked to be involved in a fight. Class will out, though.

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AdjectiveEdit

out (not comparable)

  1. Not at home; not at one's office or place of employment.
    I'm sorry, Mr Smith is out at the moment.
  2. Released, available for purchase, download or other use.
    Did you hear? Their newest CD is out!
    • 2009, Roger Stahl, Militainment, Inc.: War, Media, and Popular Culture, page 96:
      The game was commercially released on Xbox and PC in 2005 as an installment of the Close Combat series, which had been out since 1996.
  3. (in various games; used especially of a batsman or batter in cricket or baseball) Dismissed from play under the rules of the game.
    He bowls, Johnson pokes at it ... and ... Johnson is out! Caught behind by Ponsonby!
  4. Openly acknowledging that one is gay or transgender.
    It's no big deal to be out in the entertainment business.
    • 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.
  5. (of flowers) In bloom.
    The garden looks beautiful now that the roses are out.
  6. (of the sun, moon or stars) Visible in the sky; not obscured by clouds.
    The sun is out, and it's a lovely day.
  7. (of lamps, fires etc.) Not shining or burning.
    I called round to the house but all the lights were out and no one was home.
  8. (of ideas, plans, etc.) Discarded; no longer a possibility.
    Right, so that idea's out. Let's move on to the next one.
  9. No longer popular or in fashion.
    Black is out this season. The new black is white.
  10. Without; no longer in possession of; not having more
    Do you have any bread? Sorry, we're out.
  11. (of calculations or measurements) Containing errors or discrepancies; in error by a stated amount.
    Nothing adds up in this report. All these figures are out.
    The measurement was out by three millimetres.
  12. (obsolete) Of a young lady: having entered society and available to be courted.

Usage notesEdit

  • In cricket, the specific cause or rule under which a batsman is out appears after the word “out”, e.g., “out hit the ball twice”.
  • In baseball, the cause is expressed as a verb with adverbial “out”, e.g., “he grounded out”.

SynonymsEdit

  • (openly acknowledging one's homosexuality): openly gay

AntonymsEdit

  • (disqualified from playing): in, safe
  • (openly acknowledging one's homosexuality): closeted

TranslationsEdit

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InterjectionEdit

out

  1. (procedure word, especially military) A radio procedure word meaning that the station is finished with its transmission and does not expect a response.
    Destruction. Two T-72s destroyed. Three foot mobiles down. Out.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Andrea Tyler and Vyvyan Evans, "Bounded landmarks", in The Semantics of English Prepositions: Spatial Scenes, Embodied Meaning and Cognition, Cambridge University Press, 2003, 0-521-81430 8

BretonEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

out

  1. second-person singular present indicative of bezañ

BukiyipEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

out

  1. rat

ReferencesEdit


ChineseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English out.

VerbEdit

out

  1. (slang) to be outdated

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English out.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

out (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) out of fashion

DeclensionEdit

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Further readingEdit

  • out in Duden online
  • out” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • out” in PONS (pons.com)
    out” in PONS (pons.com)
  • out” in canoo.net

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French août (August)

NounEdit

out

  1. August

Mauritian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French août

NounEdit

out

  1. August

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch ald, from Proto-Germanic *aldaz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

out (comparative ouder, superlative outst)

  1. old
    Antonym: jonc

InflectionEdit

Adjective
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Nominative Indefinite out oude out oude
Definite oude oude
Accusative ouden oude oude oude
Genitive outs ouder outs ouder
Dative ouden ouder ouden ouden

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DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • out”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • out (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

out m (plural outs)

  1. (baseball) out