- From the inside to the outside of; having emerged from.
- The audience came out of the theater.
- The cat is out of the bag
- Not part of.
- This is out of my area of expertise.
- With the motivation of.
- I give money to charity out of pity.
- She asked the question out of mere curiosity.
- Without; no longer in possession of; not having more; divested of.
- Sorry, we're out of bread.
- 1874, Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd, 2005 Barnes & Noble Classics publication of 1912 Wessex edition, p276:
- Once out of the farm the approach of poverty would be sure.
- Not in a customary or desired state.
- They will soon be out of business.
- This train will be going out of service at the next station.
- Expressing a fraction or a ratio.
- Only three out of a thousand are born with this rare disease
- Out of the entire class, only Cynthia completed the work.
- (nautical) Stating the port in which a boat has been registered.
- There's the Titanic out of Liverpool.
- exterior to (2)
- external to (2, 3)
- outside of (2, 3)
- without (Scotland) (3)
- (expressing a fraction or a ratio): from, of, for
from the inside to the outside of
not part of
with the motivation of
not having anymore
not in a customary or desired state
expressing a fraction or a ratio
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.
Translations to be checked
- 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