Definition of


  1. (noun, act) (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
  2. (verb, communication) be made known; be disclosed or revealed
  3. (verb, communication) reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle
    Someone outed a CIA agent
  4. (verb, communication) to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
  5. (adj, all) being out or having grown cold
    the fire is out
  6. (adj, all) knocked unconscious by a heavy blow
  7. (adj, all) outer or outlying
  8. (adj, all) outside or external
  9. (adj, all) no longer fashionable
  10. (adj, all) directed outward or serving to direct something outward
    the out basket
  11. (adj, all) excluded from use or mention
    in our house dancing and playing cards were out
    a taboo subject
  12. (adj, all) not worth considering as a possibility
  13. (adj, all) not allowed to continue to bat or run
    he fanned out
  14. (adj, all) out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election
  15. (adv, all) away from home
  16. (adv, all) from one's possession
    gave away the tickets
  17. (adv, all) moving or appearing to move away from a place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of Out


Alternate forms of Out

Hyponyms: putout, strikeout

Hypernyms: break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, failure, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap

Origin of the word Out

  1. O.E. ut, common Gmc. (cf. O.N., O.Fris., Goth. ut, Du. uit, Ger. aus), from PIE base *ud- "up, up away" (cf. Skt. ut "up, out," uttarah "higher, upper, later, northern;" Avestan uz- "up, out," O.Ir. ud- "out," L. usque "all the way to, without interruption," Gk. hysteros "the latter," Rus. vy- "… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Out

o.d., o.e.d., oat, oath, od, odd, oddity, ode, odo, oed, ootid, otho, otho i, otididae, oto, otoe, ottawa, otto i, out to, outdated, outdo, outwit

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