out

Primary Meanings of out

1.
advadj
moving or appearing to move away from a place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden
directed outward or serving to direct something outward
2.
adjn
excluded from use or mention
(baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
3.
adj
not worth considering as a possibility
4.
v
be made known; be disclosed or revealed
Full Definitions of out
1

adv moving or appearing to move away from a place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden

“the cat came out from under the bed”

adv from one's possession

“he gave out money to the poor”
Synonyms:
away

adv away from home

“they went out last night”

adj directed outward or serving to direct something outward

“the out doorway”
“the out basket”
Synonyms:
outgoing
leaving a place or a position

adj outside or external

“the out surface of a ship's hull”
Synonyms:
exterior
situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building

adj outer or outlying

“the out islands”
Synonyms:
outer
being on the outside or further from a center
2

adj excluded from use or mention

“in our house dancing and playing cards were out
Synonyms:
forbidden, prohibited, proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten
impermissible
not permitted

adj out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election

“now the Democrats are out
Synonyms:
unsuccessful
not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome

adj knocked unconscious by a heavy blow

Synonyms:
KO'd, kayoed, knocked out, stunned
unconscious
not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead

adj being out or having grown cold

“the fire is out
Synonyms:
extinct
dead
not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat

adj not allowed to continue to bat or run

“he was tagged out at second on a close play”
“he fanned out
Synonyms:
down
being put out by a strikeout
Antonyms:
safe
having reached a base without being put out

n (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball

“you only get 3 outs per inning”
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putout
an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout)
strikeout
an out resulting from the batter getting three strikes
force, force out, force play, force-out
a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base
whiff
a strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike
fielder's choice
a play made on a ground ball in which the fielder chooses to put out an advancing runner instead of the batter
sacrifice
(baseball) an out that advances the base runners
Type of:
failure
an act that fails
3

adj not worth considering as a possibility

“a picnic is out because of the weather”
Synonyms:
impossible
not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with

adj no longer fashionable

“that style is out these days”
Synonyms:
unfashionable, unstylish
not in accord with or not following current fashion
4

v be made known; be disclosed or revealed

“The truth will out
Synonyms:
come out

v reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle

“The gay actor was outed last week”
“Someone outed a CIA agent”
Type of:
break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap
make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

v to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality

“This actor outed last year”
Synonyms:
come out, come out of the closet
Type of:
break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap
make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

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