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Adverb: out  awt
  1. Away from home
    "they went out last night"
     
  2. Moving or appearing to move away from a place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden
    "the cat came out from under the bed"
     
  3. From one's possession
    "he gave out money to the poor";
    - away
Adjective: out  awt
  1. (baseball) not allowed to continue to bat or run
    "he was tagged out at second on a close play"; "he fanned out"
     
  2. Not lit, or having grown cold
    "the fire is out";
    - extinct
     
  3. Not worth considering as a possibility
    "a picnic is out because of the weather"
     
  4. Not holding power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election
    "now the Democrats are out"
     
  5. Excluded from use or mention
    "in our house dancing and playing cards were out";
    - forbidden, prohibited, proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten
     
  6. Directed outward or serving to direct something outward
    "the out doorway"; "the out basket"
     
  7. No longer fashionable
    "that style is out these days"
     
  8. Outside or external
    "the out surface of a ship's hull"
     
  9. Outer or outlying
    "the out islands"
     
  10. Knocked unconscious by a heavy blow
    - knocked out, kayoed, KO'd, stunned
     
  11. Publicly available
    "his new album is now out"
Noun: out  awt
  1. (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    "you only get 3 outs per inning"
Verb: out  awt
  1. To state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    "This actor outed last year";
    - come out of the closet, come out
     
  2. Reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle
    "The gay actor was outed last week"; "Someone outed a CIA agent"
     
  3. Be made known; be disclosed or revealed
    "The truth will out";
    - come out
Prefix: out-  awt
  1. Surpassing, exceeding
     
  2. External, outside

Derived forms: outed, outing, outs

See also: daggy [Austral, NZ], dead, down, exterior, impermissible, impossible, outer, outgoing, unconscious, unfashionable, unstylish, unsuccessful

Type of: break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, failure, give away, lay bare, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap

Antonym: safe

Encyclopedia: Out, Out—