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Definition of 'out'


  1. (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball; "you only get 3 outs per inning"


  1. to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality; "This actor outed last year"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: come out


  1. not allowed to continue to bat or run; "he was tagged out at second on a close play"; "he fanned out"
       Synonyms: retired
       Antonyms: safe
  2. being out or having grown cold; "threw his extinct cigarette into the stream"; "the fire is out"
       Synonyms: extinct
  3. not worth considering as a possibility; "a picnic is out because of the weather"
  4. out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election; "now the Democrats are out"
  5. excluded from use or mention; "forbidden fruit"; "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo subject"
       Synonyms: 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
       Synonyms: knocked out kayoed KO'd stunned


  1. away from home; "they went out last night"
  2. from one's possession; "he gave out money to the poor"; "gave away the tickets"
       Synonyms: away

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